For Business

Keele is proud of its links with business and we have several mechanisms for collaborating, supporting, and interacting with businesses of all sizes.

Students as Researchers

As part of the MSc in Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology based in the Sustainability Hub, we provide students with the option of undertaking their Dissertation Research projects with our industrial partners. If you have a project that you think would be suitable for one of our students, or would like to find out more about this option, please contact Dr Sharon George.

Students undertaking the BSc Environment and Sustainability Programme are able to take a module in 'work based training'. We are always looking for interesting and innovative work-based opportunities for our very able students. If your organisation would be interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please contact Dr Alix Cage.

Continuous Professional Development and Training

Keele University Sustainability Hub offers a range of workshops, away days and learning opportunities for businesses delivered by world-leading experts from the academic, public sector and business community. Please find more about these opportunities here.


Research and Development

Keele has a varied and high quality range of active research activities including that using world-leading laboratory equipment and knowledge. We are keen to foster collaborations in research and development in areas of green technology and sustainability. We can help with your development needs through consultancy services or collaborative research and have experience in research proposal writing and project management. Keele has expertise in the following areas:

  • Wind turbine vibration monitoring
  • Ecological and environmental impact
  • Building performance
  • Waste management, pollution and remediation
  • Biofuel and biodiesel testing
  • Materials science, corrosion and material development
  • Soil science
  • Cleaner coal technologies
  • Geophysics

 If you are interested in finding out about our how we can support your organisation, please contact Dr Sharon George, Sustainability Hub Manager.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP's)

KPT is a UK wide programme designed to help business improve their competitiveness and productivity through better use of knowledge, technology and skills. A KTP is a three-way project partnership between a business, Keele University and a recently qualified high calibre graduate, known as the associate.

Please see the 'Knowledge Transfer Partnerships' webpage for more information.

For other ways in which we work with businesses please see the Business Services website or contact:

Marek Hornak, Enterprise Business Manager
Tel: +44 1782 734496

Venue Hire

The Sustainability Hub is set up as a great venue for all types of events from business meetings to conferences. Please find out more about hiring the Keele University Sustainability Hub on the Venue Hire page.