How we work with business

What we do

Research and Enterprise Development (RED) is committed to building new relationships with prospective external partners and enhancing links with current partners, including:

(University of Bristol staff may find our Developing Research Impact guide useful when considering external partnerships) 


In a complex world, the skills and knowledge of the academic community play a major part helping to unravel and understand key issues and challenges facing different communities.

The economy and society benefit as the insights that arise within our community become policy and practice, products and services improving people’s lives.

Businesses, small, medium and large, are essential links in the chain and, the relationship between industry and academia is increasingly vital, energetic, involving a daily interchange of people, ideas and knowledge.


Prospective partners

We want you to become part of this: Get in touch with our Business Account Manager (Frances Frith), find out about our business and partnerships and our SETsquared Business incubator.

Read our guide to managing intellectual property in collaborative projects, from companies to communitities and artists UoB IP booklet (PDF, 174kB)

Current partners

Let's do more: From collaborative industrial funding schemes, to secondment opportunities to or from the University and proof-of-concept development.


If you can't see what you need or have a more general enquiry about how the University can help you in your business, then please contact a member of our team: 


Name and role title Area  Email
Asme Boussahel, Knowledge Exchange Associate Impact development in Life Sciences and Health Sciences

Lucy Beck, 
Knowledge Exchange Officer

Cameron Fenwick, Knowledge Exchange Associate

Impact development in Life Sciences
John Halliwell, 
Knowledge Exchange Associate
Impact development in Health Sciences  
Nikki Hicks, 
Knowledge Exchange Officer

Eloise Meller, 
Knowledge Exchange Associate

Impact development in Social Sciences

Teresa Nurser,
Knowledge Exchange Officer

BBSRC FTMA, MRC PtD, and Wellcome ITPA
Phil Plumber, 
Knowledge Exchange Associate 
Impact development in Engineering



Katherine Cooper
Knowledge Exchange Associate
Impact development in Science
Andrew Wray, 
Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager
Impact development in Arts, RCUK impact funds, KTP, Innovate UK and REACT hub  

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