Contract research is a mechanism to enable external organisations to access the expertise of academics by commissioning the University to undertake the research on its behalf for a fee.
Before committing to a contract research project, a number of considerations need to be made such as confidentiality, management of intellectual property (foreground and background) and project scope, deliverables, timescales and fee. A research contract will need to be put in place.
Interested businesses should get in touch with the KTC through firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements.
Staff at the University of Reading will manage the process, to get started please refer to Research Services.