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Innovation and engagement

The OU’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 external engagement 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 OU's Enterprise Team has a dedicated role to develop Knowledge Exchange opportunities and to work with partners.

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Consultancy, collaboration and contract research

OU academics, scientists and engineers work at the forefront of new research, technology and business applications in response to the needs of commercial clients.


Our network of national and regional centres makes us uniquely placed to develop research partnerships with organisations throughout the UK and beyond.

Access our facilities and services

Our Walton Hall campus in Milton Keynes has well-equipped cutting edge research facilities available for use by organisations in both the public and private sector.

License our technology

OU technology has the potential to provide innovative solutions to the challenges your organisation faces.

Find out how we can work with you

Contact our Enterprise team by email.

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Upcoming Events

Jun 4

The idea of justice in innovation and development

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 18:00 to 19:00

Berrill Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall, The Open University, MK7 6AA

Jun 25

If school is the problem, what is the solution?

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

Berrill Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall, The Open University, MK7 6AA

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