collaborate with students / smes

Innovation New Anglia works to facilitate collaborative projects between SMEs and the knowledge-base.

Are you a degree-level student?

Gain a project with a local business

Gain real-world business experience & build contacts within business

Flexibility around your studies

Receive free training & mentoring

With increasing numbers of people going to university, an industrial work placement was a fantastic way to gain invaluable sector-specific work experience but equally important was the positive impact I was able to have on my host company. The project put me in direct contact with key members of Norfolk County Council, local companies and a business support hub which combined have led to my current employment at Proeon Systems Ltd

Thomas Burke

Project Support, Proeon

I was lucky enough to be able to complete my dissertation as a project placement with Beattie Passive, based at Hethel Engineering Centre. Their focus on effective Passivhaus building design appealed to me and I was keen to get experience in this sector. Completing my research project as part of a placement with Beattie Passive gave me industry experience and an insight into how the business operates. Moreover, I gained a vast amount of knowledge of the Passivhaus Standard and this gave me motivation to use my degree to pursue a career in the sector of energy efficiency.

Polly Mason

MSc Energy Engineering Graduate, UEA

Are you a business?

Option to become a mentor

Flexibility - student can be hosted for you

Gain free research / project work

Apply for an innovation grant

To find a project / student, please search the Directory or use our online form to submit a project brief. To express your interest, or find out more, please get in touch.