Become a Partner

We work with partners from industry, government and non-governmental organisations, and international universities to co-create research projects.

We are always looking to co-create interesting research projects, and we welcome partners who would like to collaborate in other ways such as internships, short term project based placements, training, workshops and/or speaking to our students as a keynote or as part of a seminar series.

Benefits to our students of working with partners include:

Creating more transparent but effective AI techniques; understanding the effects of AI innovation on the partner’s business; developing regulatory and policy guidance on the uses of AI innovations in real world contexts. In addition to driving the co-creation of research projects, issues of concern to partners will form the basis of scenarios and use cases in the taught courses, assessed coursework, and cohort workshops.

Benefits for our partners include: 

For SMEs there may be a long-term research project that the SME doesn’t have the capacity or staff to deliver. Investing in a co-created project can be a cost-effective way of delivering that project, with the added advantage that the selection process of the university’s admissions policy has already selected a candidate to work on the project full-time and provided support mechanisms and a wider network of contacts to help deliver it.

For large multinationals, it might be more speculative, blue-skies research that the company might be uncomfortable investing heavily in, but are willing to part-fund a PhD at an academic partner as a way of exploring whatever idea or concept they’ve thought of.


Regardless of the type of collaboration all our partners benefit from access to students and academics working at the cutting edge of their specific research. The knowledge shared, research co-authored and relationships developed will help build the research networks that underpin the next generation of global AI innovation.

If you are interested in working with us please contact us directly at  [email protected]