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UK Industry

We are happy to discuss joint research funded by direct contract research funding, UK Research Council (RCUK) part-sponsored collaborative research, Technology Strategy Board (TSB) part-sponsored applied oriented research or EU Framework (EU FP7) projects. TSB also provide matched funding for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) aimed at improving business processes.

EPSRC: Industrial Case Awards

TSB: Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

TSB: Technology Programmes and Small Business Research

EU: Framework 7

Materials KTN: Advice for Industry

EU/International Industry

We are happy to discuss joint research funded by direct contract research funding or EU Framework (EU FP7) projects. Of particular interest to small/medium sized companies is the EU FP7 capacities programme that funds two or more SMEs, including UK SMEs. The UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Services provides advice aimed at overseas companies.

RCUK: International Funding

EU: Framework 7 and Business & Innovation

EU: Capacities (2 or more SMEs)

Advice from UKTI

Academics and PhD Students

We are always happy to discuss research projects with academic colleagues across the world. We can also act as PhD supervisors for students who are self-funded or sponsored by their governments or others. International funding information for researchers is available from the UK Research Councils, The Royal Society and The British Council.

Exhibitions and Public Understanding

Nature's Raincoats originated as a public understanding of science Exhibit for the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2009. We also appeared at:

The Big Bang Fair North East (Newcastle upon Tyne) 14th July 2017

The Big Bang Fair East Midlands (Derby) 29th June 2017

The Big Bang Fair East Midlands (Derby) 30th June 2016

The Big Bang Fair East Midlands (Derby) 30th June 2015

The Royal Institution Family Fun Day (London) May 2014

The BAAS British Science Festival (Newcastle upon Tyne) 2013

The Big Bang Fair (London) 2013

The BBC Summer of Wildlife (Cardiff) 2013

IIT Bombay's Techfest 2010 and 2012

The Times Cheltenham Science Festival 2010

To see the relevance of our work to the London Olympics 2012 see the RCUK/Royal Institution Video of Cutting Edge 2012: Research Behind Sailing.

We are pleased to consider requests for a Nature's Raincoats lecture, exhibition or workshop in the Newcastle, Nottingham or Oxford areas.

If it is possible to cover travelling expenses we can consider locations around the UK or possibly overseas.

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