Companies can engage with and support the Centre’s research activity and expertise via several levels of engagement: from in-kind contributions to training through to specific project creation and student co-sponsorship.

Furthermore, industrialists may engage with the Centre at a strategic level sitting on the Industry Advisory Panel providing direction to the Centre’s research activity.

The Centre runs annual events providing an excellent opportunity to network with researchers, companies across multiple supply chains, and academics involved with this emerging technology.

partner details

Industrial partners are involved in the Centre via any of the following:

Research Projects

Individual 4-year PhD projects lead by academic supervisors with the strong involvement of industrial partners.

Financial contribution towards studentship, staff time to ensure PhD research meets needs and expectations.

Group Projects

Each new cohort in year 1 takes part in three substantive, self-contained projects, each over a 12 week period and led by industry in any area of Embedded Intelligence that the company requests. The host industrial 'customer' supervises the students, with the assistance of an academic supervisor.

The customer company provides supervisory costs, consumables and any essential on-the-factory floor training.

'Foresight' talks

Specialist keynote sessions, seminars or workshops featuring a topic relevant to Embedded Intelligence and delivered by Industry

Staff time, travel costs

Advisory Committee

Periodic review of relevance and strategic advice to the Centre.

Staff time, travel costs

Sponsorship opportunities

The centre welcomes any industrial support in the form of sponsored events and operational activities, these may include but are not limited to the following: Sponsored prizes; Recruitment assistance; equipment donations; training packages; co-funding student retreat, annual conference or other events.

key contact

CDT Office

Tel: +44 (0)1509 227688
Wolfson School
Loughborough University
Loughborough, Leicestershire
LE11 3TU
United Kingdom