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Our strong track-record in facilitating multi-partner research projects has been instrumental in winning £25 million worth of projects since our 2013 launch. Over YESI's lifetime we have achieved a 43% bid success rate.

YESI can act as a “one-stop shop” for your research requirements: we have built strong partnerships with a wide range of external organisations to complement our extensive network within the University of York.

We work with an array of end users from small charities and NGOs to large businesses and government bodies. Click here to see our Partner Organisations.

Here's how we can help you...

Independent expertise:

Conduct research on your behalf, accessing our wide network of research expertise 


Provide knowledge of the funding landscape and a strong track record of facilitating successful applications

Multi-partner research projects:

Connect partners from across our internal and external networks to foster innovation and collaboration

Co-creation of knowledge:

Work with organisations and researchers to provide evidence-based solutions to key challenges


Showcase research:

Publicise the outputs and impacts of successful projects through our extensive communication channels

Events and workshops:

Hold events and workshops to create networking opportunities, initiate research ideas, and disseminate project outputs

Horizon scanning:

Identify and disseminate up-coming research opportunities to partners and potential collaborators

Practical support:

Work across departments to support and instigate new collaborations and develop funding proposals

What people say about working with YESI

Tim Finnigan, Director of R&D, Quorn Foods                                                           

"Working with YESI has helped us to create a strategy that looks critically at our sustainable food future and has always assured that we create a balanced view of the challenges ahead. The breadth of insight and experience within the team provides impressive opportunities for problem solving and helps us really think through the issues that matter most to our business."

Kate Pickett, Prof of Epidemiology, University of York

"Through YESI I've been able to take part in new interdisciplinary collaborations leading to successful funding applications. YESI not only brings people together, but supports them as they develop their programmes of research."

Richard Fox, Head of Recording, Butterfly Conservation

"YESI researchers have developed innovative analysis of Butterfly Conservation's long-term citizen science datasets, gathered from tens of thousands of members of the public, to provide real insights into one of our key concerns; to understand, quantify and mitigate for negative climate change impacts on UK species."

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