Research and knowledge exchange

Excellence in sustainability, resilience and creativity drive everything we do

UCEM aims to transform the quality of life for society, whilst ensuring the wellbeing of future generations through the provision of better and more sustainable urban futures. We pride ourselves and owe much of this accolade to strong industry engagement in both teaching and research. UCEM fuses traditional built environment disciplines with state-of-the-art technologies that have the potential to disrupt your business and put you ahead of your competition.

We offer new ways of thinking, can carry out business diagnostics, offer solutions in process or product optimisation and/ or design to help with operational agility and future business growth. We aim to grow our local, regional, national and international collaborative networks.

Benefits to businesses

Run for over 45 years, co-funded by Innovate UK, KTPs are a cost-effective way to access new expertise and recruit a highly qualified graduate for:

  • Growth-orientated SMEs, eager to build and execute their ambitious strategy
  • Businesses seeking significant productivity gains
  • Organisations looking to up-skill their staff by deploying industry-leading practices
  • Businesses seeking the development of strong relationships with a leading academic institute

KTPs have successfully grown business capabilities by:

  • Developing new products or services
  • Finding innovative solutions to manufacturing or processing challenges
  • Adopting and embedding new technologies
  • Addressing sustainability challenges
  • Developing new service models and operational capacity