Industrial Partners

The CDT has an excellent record of engagement with industry, and of translating academic research results into real-world applications.

Our current CDT industrial & commercial partners are involved in delivering student enrichment courses, helping shape the courses and modules we teach, hosting visits and internships and supervising mini-projects and research projects.

How to become an AIMS CDT Industrial Partner

We always welcome new CDT partners, below are some of the benefits in joining the CDT.

  • Work with a world-leading institution
  • Expose students and faculty to your challenges
  • Access and recruit the best new talent
  • Gain access to business contacts that work on similar challenges to you
  • Use your association with Oxford University in your promotional material
  • Potentially gain access to further areas in the university

There are many ways to engage with the CDT

Training and Events

  • Overviews (present your business and sector to our doctoral students)
  • Network (Come to AIMS CDT events and meet our other partners)


  • Workshops (Present your challenges to our students and researchers)
  • Internships (Have a student undertake your 10-12 week research project)
  • Research Projects (Have your challenge properly investigated as a 3 year doctoral research project)
  • Mini-projects (propose mini-projects the students can work on, with joint supervision from the department)

Our current partners are:

We are continually seeking new industry contacts: please contact us on for more details.

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