Data is essential for business, public services, and policy making. We’re working with businesses, governments, local authorities, NGOs and third sector organisations, taking on the challenges that the data revolution brings.
Some of our recent strategic partnerships include:
You can find out more about our work with our partners below:
We help businesses drive innovation, productivity and competitiveness and we provide new insights into their customers to help companies deliver even better experiences.
Artificial intelligence (AI) can deliver real benefits for businesses and our new AI For Services hub, brings together leading Essex academics to design solutions for the professional services industry.
The hub helps businesses to innovate across a wide range of industry sectors including health, finance, insurance, logistics, manufacturing, construction, agriculture.
We are the leading university in the East of England and London for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), the flagship Innovate UK programme. This national scheme part-funds a collaboration between your business and our University.
KTPs help businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity by making better use of the knowledge, technology and skills within universities, colleges and research organisations.
"Collaboration with government is an essential part of our work in IADS. We work with local and central government in multiple areas, from health to crime and economic growth and inequality, among others. We are also part of new initiatives for the use of data for the public good, including the new Essex Centre for Data Analytics. IADS also contributes to increasing capacity in data science in local government and the region in general through its Summer School and the data science courses provided by the University, including our new MSc in Social Data Science."
We’re leaders in applying scientific advances to public policy, health and wellbeing. We help our public sector partners develop their data science and analytics skills so they can tackle complex data challenges.
We’re the first university in the UK to appoint a Chief Scientific Adviser to a local government authority. Professor Alex Quiroz-Flores, Reader at the Department of Government and Chief Scientific Adviser for IADS, uses data to help Essex County Council reshape public policy and service delivery.
Essex County Council is one of England’s largest local authorities. As Chief Scientific Adviser, Alex is transforming the way public services are being delivered by embedding data science into government decision making.
The Catalyst Project aimed to helped Essex County Council and Suffolk County Council to improve services for vulnerable people – by using our expertise in data analytics and cutting-edge scientific methods to assess risks and evaluate the impact of their initiatives and target services for vulnerable people.
Through the innovative Essex Centre for Data Analytics (ECDA) Essex Police, the University and Essex County Council have joined together to share their data, knowledge and skills.
The ECDA uses data from multiple partners, to understand problems affecting the people of Essex by using the talent of our University researchers and government analysts to find insight and knowledge in their data. The ambition is to reduce harm, provide better services and to protect the most vulnerable people in the community.
Since 2019, we’ve partnered with the Open Innovation Team (OIT), which fosters links between government departments and academics to develop analysis and ideas in key policy areas.
As part of this collaboration, our data science and artificial intelligence experts, with the Chief Scientific Adviser, worked with the OIT to experiment with how data analytics and insight from data can be used in government to maximize impact and inform policymaking.