The University is home to five research institutes, with an excellent track record in translating research into business benefit, particularly in digital, manufacturing, construction and advanced project planning. It owes its strong reputation for working with business to an innovative, integrated approach, a readiness to conduct interdisciplinary research, and an expert understanding of business needs.
The Technology Futures Institute is an international leader in key areas of research and innovation in engineering sustainability, manufacturing and process engineering, analytical instrumentation, measurement and control engineering. Research in the Digital Futures Institute includes Artificial Intelligence (AI), Interactive Systems and Formal Methods.
Through The Forge, Teesside University’s ‘front door’ for business, companies have ready access to its full range of applied research, and to professional account management throughout the working relationship. Teesside has a national reputation for the quality of its knowledge transfer work with business, delivering bespoke solutions, developed by talented postgraduates and academic experts working in the business environment, that enable strategic change and growth in ambitious, innovating companies.