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Opportunities to work with SRI span partnering on collaborative research projects, PhD sponsoring, contract consultancy, use of our test sites and facilities and help with demonstrating and commercialising your innovations.

Opportunities to work with SRI

The SRI’s focus on emerging environmental research fields and real world urban and rural sustainability challenges provides an array of opportunities to work with partners and clients across the research community, industry, government and public agencies, charities and SME innovators. 

Research and innovation partnerships 
The SRI has a recognised track record of both leading and being delivery partners on a range of national and European innovation grant projects - including ERDF, Innovate UK, Economic and Social Research Council, FP7, H2020 and Interreg. We understand how to deliver impact led outcomes aligned to commissioning priorities while ensuring the operational and funding requirements of grant projects are adhered to.
Make us your first port of call if you’re looking for an environmental science partner for your research grant. 

Consultancy services and Contract research  
If you are looking to commission a piece of commercial work, we can provide a professional service at a competitive rates. Many of SRI’s staff are renowned experts in their fields and we can draw on an extensive range of associates to meet exacting client needs. 

PhD sponsorships 
The SRI provides the ideal environment for applied research and has established collaborative relationships with leading businesses to co-sponsor PhDs in a broad range of disciplines across resources management and green infrastructure. 

Test, processing and prototyping facilities 
Our extensive laboratory facilities and equipment enable the SRI to deliver to a range of client specifications and cover three broad areas:
  •  Material characterization centre: equipped with a range of analytical instrument for research in materials and environmental science. 
  •  Materials processing centre: equipped with a series of advanced milling, mixing and pelletising instruments which can be used to prepare a wide range of industrial by-products for further processing such as thermal treatment. 
  • Materials physical testing Lab:  equipped to carry out tests on mechanical properties of materials such as compressive strength, Young’s modulus, shear modulus, hardness, etc. 

Please contact the SRI on your specific requirements and fro details on our charge rates for using these facilities. 

Demonstration sites
The SRI has access to a range of field sites, including sites on the UEL Docklands campus, where we can deployed to demonstrate new approaches biodiversity conservation and the design and monitoring of green infrastructure solutions.

Product and innovation commercialisation
The SRI is developing a range of channels through which we can work with SMEs, start-ups and innovators to help them take their product and services to market. Central to this is our ability to reach into a network of private and public clients. More information will be forthcoming as our approach evolves.

To discuss these opportunities and explore how you can work with the SRI please contact us via the information below.

Contact Us

General inquiries to the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) can be made to:

Daiva Ruguckiene, SRI Administrator

Tel: +44 20 8223 6506
Email: d.raguckiene@uel.ac.uk
Web: www.uel.ac.uk/SRI

Address
Sustainability Research Institute (SRI)
University of East London
Sports Dock Building
Docklands campus
4-6 University Way
London E16 2RD

Location
We are based in UEL's Docklands campus which has excellent public transport links. Please click here to view a map