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Business Opportunities: Research and Professional Education

Our expertise cut across five themes; materials, manufacturing, design, systems and business transformation.

Research Expertise and Advanced Facilities
We help companies overcome engineering, manufacturing and technological challenges, by providing research knowledge, technical support and specialist equipment to get the results you need. Our leading edge R&D facilities demonstrate, test and validate new business developments. WMG Research>>

Executive Education and Training
We provide professional executive programmes that unlock individuals creativity to meet demands of your organisations business environment. Our teaching focuses on work-based projects and assessments to allow individuals to apply theory and strategic thinking straight back into the workplace. WMG Education>>


Business: Investing in Research and Development

WMG engages with businesses who want to invest in R&D activities to develop improved products, services and processes.

Our research groups and their combined R&D and test facilities can help businesses overcome engineering, manufacturing and technological challenges. We support feasibility testing, research and development and validation testing from laboratory and concept through to industrial scale.

Within an R&D project, we involve relevant scientists, engineers and technologists to understand research results and deliver new knowledge to enable you to make the right business improvements and help de-risk the innovation process.

We have a range of options to engage with our research groups dependent on your requirements.

Business engagement options include:

Innovations and business improvements are at the heart of growth and competitive advantage. Businesses who invest in research and development projects gain new ideas, knowledge, access additional networks and create exciting new developments. Our applied interdisciplinary research transfers new knowledge of products, processes and services to enable effective business decision making for the future of your organisation.

Business: Professional Staff Development

We provide part-time training courses and degree level programmes to engineering, manufacturing and technology-led companies.

WMG understands the importance of staff development. Our part-time professional programmes provide individuals with new management tools and encourage strategic thinking.

Our courses are designed to ensure relevant theory, tools and processes can be applied directly to your business to support the company and individual needs.

Professional staff development opportunities include post-experience and postgraduate entry levels to suit individual needs.

Our courses focus on management in the areas of cyber security, engineering, healthcare, manufacturing systems, service design, supply chain and logistics and trade strategy and operation.

Take a look at our course options:

Investing in your people is the key to success. WMG’s professional and executive programmes will enhance the skills of business individuals and transfer new knowledge and confidence to employees. All our courses focus on delivering assignments based on your company. In return, your staff are better prepared to apply new management tools in a challenging business environment.

Contact Us

Our business development team are on-hand to discuss your challenges and aspirations and to co-ordinate a solution that fits your business.

Contact Richard Seager, Business Development Manager to explore the variety of business opportunities that suit your needs, or to come and visit our world class R&D facilities.


T: 024 7657 5935

M: 07824 541071

WMG works in partnership with businesses on future developments, transferring academic research and training excellence to improve and create new products and processes.

Our technical testing, processing and validation equipment together with our academic expertise supports business activity such as reducing time-to-market, increasing productivity and ensuring business processes are efficient and successful.

WMG has worked on an international basis with industry, commerce and public sector partners for over 30 years and continues to work on multi-partner research projects as well as carrying out professional training and educational programmes.

Our group of experts span across research fields in materials and manufacturing , digital technologies and operations and business management.

Our people have both academic and industrial backgrounds with a wide range of specialities including engineers, physical scientists, materials scientists, mathematicians, designers, IT specialists, social scientists, economists and knowledge transfer exper

WMG has built strong links with industry, public sector organisations and government institutions to ensure we are at the forefront of future challenges.
We have been working alongside high-tech, forward thinking, businesses for over 30 years and have a proven track record in supporting businesses with innovative approaches and tackling current and future challenges.