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Partnerships that work

A partnership with the University of York enables your business to think and work differently.

We work collaboratively with businesses on projects of all sizes and complexity. Using our research and expertise, we'll help you unlock innovation and boost productivity. Together, we'll find new ways forward and make a positive impact on your business.

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If you want to explore opportunities to work with us please get in touch.
+44 (0)1904 325398

What can we solve with you?

From supporting local businesses to global collaborations, our partnerships make a difference. 

Our commitment to being a University for Public Good has never been more important. We value working with partners who support our equality, diversity and inclusion principles.

Watch our video to find out more about why you should work with us: we use the expertise of our enthusiastic staff and students to solve problems, allowing our communities to thrive.

Find out how we support our partners

Let's collaborate together

We're increasing the scale of our interactions with business and industry. Find out more about how we're building industrial engagement and impact across the University.

Access our expertise

Find out more about how our innovative research could benefit your organisation and drive real change.

Recruit our talent

Work with our high-calibre students and graduates. Advertise opportunities and promote your organisation.

Facilities and services

Access our high-tech facilities, with experts on hand to help. This includes laboratory, engineering, studio and performance spaces.

Support for small businesses

The University is deeply embedded in the local communities of North Yorkshire. We’re proud to be a hub for sharing knowledge, inspiring collaboration and enriching lives.

Our small business gateway, Enterprise Works, provides access to the right people, skills, work spaces and funding to drive your organisation forward.

Find out more about Enterprise Works

Let's train together

Continuing professional development

Transform your team with our exceptional training courses. Our broad range of CPD courses combine high quality teaching with in-depth practical experience.


An apprenticeship is a skills development programme where you can earn whilst you learn. We currently offer apprenticeships in Health and Nursing.

Professor James Chong, left, talks to Ben Roche, Director of Waste Water at Yorkshire Water about the System-60 project, a collaboration to gain clean energy from waste water.

Successful partnerships

Our research is strengthening businesses across Yorkshire, the UK and the world.

  • Energy down the drain: we’re helping the UK’s largest utility company, Yorkshire Water, produce clean energy from human waste.
  • Casting cells in a new light: we’ve created next-generation microscopes, generating a breakthrough in scientific imaging technology.
  • Empowering your employees: we're making a real difference to local, national and international organisations.

See more case studies

Contact us

If you want to explore opportunities to work with us please get in touch.
+44 (0)1904 325398