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The Open University's research community conducts world-class research and innovation which has impact in the real world and deep into space.

We have extensive expertise in research and knowledge exchange and a proven track record of benefiting organisations large and small. There are many different ways in which you can access our knowledge base and work collaboratively with us to help fulfil your organisation’s potential.

The Enterprise team have a dedicated role to develop Knowledge Exchange opportunities and are the first port-of-call to begin exploring how The Open University can work with you.

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Gain access to our world-class intellectual property and experts.

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Tap into the OU's nationwide pool of highly skilled and talented students through our internship programme.

Public engagement

Our open research culture and commitment to public engagement ensures our research has relevance in wider society.

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ThinkstockPhotos-896151015 - This is an artists concept of Cassini during the Saturn Orbit Insertion (SOI) maneuver

Cassini crashes: it’s time for a new mission to explore the possibility of life on Saturn’s moons

NASA’s Cassini mission has made its “death plunge” into the swirling clouds of Saturn after 20 years of exploring the planet and its moons.

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