Business and Community Engagement

Building relationships with industry

The College of Science works closely with new and expanding business enabling access to a wealth of knowledge, research development expertise and facilities from across the disciplines of Biology, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics and Physics.

If you feel we could assist your company, please contact the College of Science Director of Knowledge Economy - Dr Geoff Proffitt who will ensure that your enquiry is directed to the best research team available.


Undergraduate links

Undergraduate students benefit from the experience of working with an external organisation for their research projects.

Undergraduate partners

  • Gower Bird Hospital
  • Swansea County Council
  • South Wales Amphibian and Reptile Group
  • Amphibian and Reptile Trust UK
  • Neath Port Talbot County Council
  • Carmarthenshire County Council
  • Llanelli Water Vole Group
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
  • Chester Zoo
  • National Public Health Service
  • Bimini Biological Research Centre, Bahamas
  • Bat Conservation Trust
  • Countryside Council for Wales
  • Environment Agency Wales
  • National Trust
  • Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Postgraduate links

Taught Masters and Postgraduate Research projects include projects based in the School working  in close collaboration with companies.  The companies benefit from access to high calibre students and in return the experience has a significant benefit to the student, increasing their employability, skills and knowledge of the Welsh Economy.

Postgraduate partners

  • Merlin Biodevelopments Ltd
  • Lliw Mill Trout Farm
  • Countryside Council for Wales
  • National Trust Gower
  • National Wetlands Centre Wales
  • AgriSense BCS Ltd
  • Environment Agency Wales
  • Forest Research Wales
  • Shellfish Association of Great Britain
  • Dragon Feeds Ltd
  • Waltham Pet Nutrition
  • BSG Ecology

Algal Biotechnology for Wales


The Algal KTC is able to support a range of enterprises. Find out more about the types of businesses we work with and some of our current collaborative projects.

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Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research


Operating from state-of-the-art controlled environment facilities, the CSAR team carries out research and technological development, training and advice on behalf of commercial farmers / aquaculture...

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EnAlgae aims to reduce CO2 emissions and dependency on unsustainable energy sources in North West Europe. Project participants will also benefit from financial and political support and through the exchange of...

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SEACAMS at Swansea


SEACAMS is a strategic development project to integrate research and business opportunities around the coast of Wales.

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WISE Network seeks to embed sustainability at the heart of all businesses.  We aim to ensure that businesses take full advantage of the growth in the Green Economy by developing sustainable products, processes and services. 


  • Please contact Dr Geoff Proffitt, Director of Knowledge Economy, College of Science, or telephone 01792 205678 and ask for extension 4510