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Durham University

Durham University is a world leading research intensive University, engaged in advanced research, research led education and business partnerships. Our world-class researchers work with a wide range of commercial and non-commercial businesses and we welcome enquiries from potential partners.

We engage across the spectrum from recruitment and student placements to collaborative and contract research projects, we also offer specialist training courses and access to facilities and equipment.

Details of our research and interdisciplinary Research Institutes can be found on our website http://www.dur.ac.uk/business/.

For further information please contact us on 0191 334 4650 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Dr Jennifer Thompson

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Jennifer is responsible for providing the University’s ‘broker’ or ‘link’ service which brings business and industrial partners together with relevant academic staff, research groups or research institutes.

Her team provides a range of services for businesses including analytical services, consultancy services, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, CPD and CE opportunities, Contract and Collaborative Research and can advise on student placements, internships and employment.

The team also manages Impact Acceleration funds designed to support knowledge transfer from academia to the private, public and third sectors and is involved in building collaborations to jointly bid for external funding through Innovate UK and the EU Horizon 2020 programmers.


  • Dr Jennifer Thompson
  • 0191 334 4643
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  • As an Affinity member we have had tremendous support in identifying those organisations most likely to help our business grow and in finding new ways to put our message out. Patricia BarclayPatricia BarclayBonaccord
  • It was clear from our first interaction with NETPark that it is a unique community where world class science and technology companies and individuals come together and the NETPark Affinity package allows Harlands to contribute to this exciting community. Phil MurrayPhil MurrayHarlands
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