Direct consultancy is the transfer of know-how, expertise and technology from university experts to the community. The results of this knowledge transfer are of major importance to the practical activities of commerce, industry and public authorities.
The University can provide consultancy to any business or organisation that requires expertise, support or advice in a particular discipline.
Consultancy is developed around the needs of the company or organisation, and is structured to help individuals, companies and organisations gain access to the resources that the university has to offer. Direct consultancy projects can cover any discipline that the university offers, and projects are matched with suitable academic expert(s).
Who is eligible for direct consultancy?
SMEs, large companies and organisations are all eligible. Although individuals are welcome to discuss their needs with the Department also.
How long do direct consultancy projects last?
There is no standard timeframe for direct consultancy projects - they can last from between one day to several weeks. The duration is dependent on the objectives that the business or organisation wants to achieve.
How much does it cost the business/organisation?
Costs vary. They are strongly dependent on the requirements of the consultancy, for example, the level of expertise and resource required.
For further information, please contact the Department of Research and Innovation.