In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 72% of The Open University’s research was deemed to be world-leading or internationally excellent.
The Open University has state of the art research facilities that can be made available to industry partners. We have specific expertise in research and knowledge exchange that can benefit your organisation.
We have a very specific level of expertise in space science and are involved in most European Space Agency missions. Through the development of pioneering new instruments for use in space, we have developed a number of spinoff uses for the technology on earth; making a real difference in industry.
The Open University is a shadow member of the Connected partnership: a bespoke Northern Irish programme to facilitate better engagement among business, further education and higher education.
Connected will support the development of innovative projects between education providers and employers. If you would like to partner with The Open University on an eligible project then third party support from Connected may be available.