Working with business

Get funding

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We'll help you find government, research council or University funding for your business. Funding opportunities are available for both research projects and to help you employ our students and benefit from their knowledge and skills.

Expertise and consultancy

Our University offers many ways for you to access our expertise, including consultancy, collaborative and commissioned research and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. We can introduce you to available funding opportunities to help you meet the cost of a project.

Degree apprenticeships

Our new degree apprenticeships in Software Engineering and Electronic Engineering are an ideal combination of vocational and academic study. By offering an apprenticeship you can grow your talent by developing motivated, skilled, qualified and loyal employees. Best of all, government funding meets a large part of the cost of offering these apprenticeships.

Internships, work placements and graduate recruitment

Get some fresh thinking by engaging our students and graduates through internships, work placements and graduate recruitment.

Advisory board

Our industry advisory board is instrumental in planning our courses and ensuring students graduate with relevant, real world experience.

Capstone projects

With a brief to develop an idea which uses technology to solve problems, our students have the opportunity to present ideas and showcase their skills to local employers and peers at an end-of-year Open Day and Presentation.

Some students will even find themselves working on a project with a local business throughout the whole year - could it be yours?

Project Open Day

Showcasing our undergraduates' final year projects and their outcomes to a wide audience, our Project Open Day is a great opportunity for you to meet our students and academics, get an insight into what really goes on in our School, and start conversations with the computer scientists of the future.

Facilities and event venues

We have a variety of facilities and venues available in both Colchester and Southend and can host events for up to 1,000 people.

Office space

Base your business at our sites in Colchester or Southend and benefit from having our expertise and services on your doorstep. At our Colchester Knowledge Gateway you'll be close to our Department, enabling us to build long-term working relationships.

Work with us

Our wealth of expertise is driving business forward. Work with us through our range of consultancy and knowledge-sharing services. Explore new opportunities in cutting-edge areas, from big data to environmental sustainability.

Bright spaces for SMEs

Office building at Parkside Office Village

Suites and units from 1,750 to 3,735 square feet are available at Parkside Office Village (Colchester Campus), with excellent on-site facilities.

Developing future talent

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We build employability into our courses, giving our graduates the skills you need. Engage with our students in many ways, from traditional internships and graduate recruitment to original schemes such as our Masters student placements.

Wivenhoe House Hotel

Wivenhoe House Hotel

The four-star Wivenhoe House Hotel is located in tranquil parkland at our Colchester Campus, on the outskirts of the town. The hotel offers luxurious accommodation, a contemporary restaurant and private dining and flexible event facilities.