Business and Community Engagement

Building relationships with industry

Computer Science at Swansea has a good relationship with a wide range of external partners, including SMEs, Government Agencies, Local Government, UK and overseas research institutes and universities.

The Department of Computer Science works closely with new and expanding businesses enabling access to a wealth of knowledge, research development expertise and facilities

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


ITWales was established in 1993 as the industrial liaison unit of the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University.  It now consists of 6 different strands. Software Alliance Wales, Technocamps, TechnoTeach, Playground Computing, Foundation Degree Scheme and ITWales Placements

CHI+MED at Swansea University

The use of technology in healthcare to improve patient safety is a global vision. The CHI+MED project (Computer-Human Interaction for Medical Devices) responds to this vision by aiming to understand more about programmable medical devices and human factors, and how to reduce the likelihood and consequences of human error.

Resource Constrained Communities

We work closely with several industrial partners - including IBM Research New Delhi and Microsoft Research Bangalore - developing tools and techniques to overcome the issues associated with these resource constrained environments.

Swansea Railway Verification Group

Founded in 2006, the Swansea Railway Verification Group aims to impact on both current practices and strategic planning within the railway industry through engagement with companies and its membership of RRUKA, the Rail Research UK Association.

BBC User Experience Research

The Department of Computer Science is one of six chosen to work with the BBC over four years. This long term collaboration will explore and shape understanding of how people will interact with future content and media.