Welcome to the Research and Enterprise Office at the University of Essex. We focus on three main areas: for the University’s research community we provide assistance with research grant applications from the initial idea through to managing the award once it is made. We help to foster mutually beneficial relationships with companies and other external organisations wanting to tap into the University’s expertise. The office also helps promote entrepreneurship and innovation among the University’s students and staff.
We help companies and external organisations to tap into university expertise. This might involve consultancy, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, research collaboration, exploiting intellectual property or support for new and small businesses.
The REO assists our researchers throughout the life cycle of research grants. We help with initial ideas, funding, research governance issues, ethics advice, grant applications and administering grants once awarded. We also co-ordinate research planning.
We encourage students to explore business ideas, develop their entrepreneurial talents, and make the most of their intellectual property. Our services range from dedicated ‘innovation’ spaces and online advice to specially tailored programmes and events.
Our season's greetings this year come to you by video thanks to Morten Rustad, one of our 2nd year BSc Business Management studetns. We wish you all the best over the holidays and look forward to working with you in 2014!
Exploring Smart Data Analytics Event - 14 January 2014
You are invited to a free one-day conference to explore the opportunities associated with Big Data and Smart Data Analytics. The day brings together representatives from business, local authorities and academia to consider the applications and potential of big data analytics, recent developments in the field and research that is underway to exploit these new forms of data. Speakers for the day include BT, Essex County Council, Experian, Intel and the University of Essex. For more information and to book, please >>Register
Business boost for the start of 2014 offered by graduate
The Essex Graduate Internship Project is looking to support up to 60 three-month placements at local, regional and national companies with subsidies available of up to £1,500 for each one established. >>Read more
New KTP Associate
being recruited for project with Vitec Videocom Ltd
The University of Essex is looking to recruit a Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate with a Bachelors' (1st) and/or Masters' in robotics control engineering and/or computer science, to manage an innovative and challenging new project, in parternership with Vitec Videocom Ltd in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. For more information or to apply. >>Read more
New centre at Essex to produce tomorrow's leaders in
computer games industry
A collaboratinon involving Essex will train the next generation of researchers, designers and developers of digital games. Working closely with 60 representatives from the world-leading UK games industry, the Centre will train 55 PhD students to become the next generation of researchers, designers, developers, leaders and entrepreneurs in the digital games industry. >>Read more
Cost effective access to new research talent
Businesses and organisations now have the chance to access the freshest thinking for their projects, from research students at the University of Essex . The new service can provide support for a whole range of projects, which can stem from 1-12 weeks and researchers can work up to 18 hours a week on a particular scheme. All the researchers registered for the service already have degrees, whilst many have significant experience in their fields and may be working on cutting-edge research. For more information Email or T: 01206 872925.
Essex academics awarded emergency funding for Syria
A free Political scientists from Essex are among the first to receive urgent funds to carry out immediate research about public reactions to the military and humanitarian situation in Syria. >>Details