Research and Development (R&D)
We offer companies the opportunity to work directly with academics and post graduate students to address a business issue of their choice. Our academics will work with you to design a small R&D project and agree joint activities.
How does it work?
Your R&D project needs to relate to the improvement of energy efficiency in buildings. This could relate to the production of materials, design or construction of buildings, retrofit or data and applications used to manage, monitor and ultimately reduce energy and resource use. It can be about any process, service or product in your company. The EcRoFit project will provide the equivalent value of 15 consultancy days in input for your business
What you need to do:
Submit the contact form to us. A business development manager will then contact you to assess your research needs and eligibility to participate in the project.
If you agree to go ahead, you submit an application form with a brief outline of your research interest.
We will review your application and confirm your eligibility to participate.
We will then set up a first meeting with a relevant academic to discuss and develop your research ideas.
You jointly draft the project outline and action plan. We expect an R&D project to be delivered over 3-6 months but timings are agreed on a case by case basis.
Once agreed, we will send you a formal collaboration agreement (a contract) to ensure your information is kept confidential and liabilities are limited.
Your project starts with the assigned academic and student
The academic will review progress with you at mid-term and end of project.
After the project has finished, we will ask you to fill in a confirmation form and give us some feedback on the project.