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Use our expertise

The Open University has proven expertise in research and knowledge exchange which can benefit your organisation. The OU's vibrant research community engages in world-class research and innovation which has impact in the real world.

There are many different ways we can work collaboratively to access this knowledge base and help meet your organisation’s needs.

Image of a hand holding a penCollaboration, consultancy and licensing

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

Find out how we can support you

Image of a scientistPartnerships and networks

Build a lasting relationship with The Open University wherever you work.

Develop a partnership with us

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

Access our internship programme

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

Learn about the OU’s commitment to public engagement