Business Engagement Forum

The Business Engagement Forum (BEF) was established to provide regular opportunities for two-way engagement with Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) key business stakeholders and other non-academic collaborators.

The aim is to develop a community of enterprise and non-enterprise partners that represent the whole of EPSRC’s remit and research landscape from which we can:

  • engage in early sharing of mutual corporate strategies of relevance to engineering, physical sciences and technology research and training, with a view to maximising strategic alignment where appropriate
  • identify opportunities to work together to maximise the impact from EPSRC investments through, for example, greater coherence across the public and industrial funding landscape or working to co-create research challenges with the academic base and cross company consortia
  • work together to continue to strongly advocate for sustained investment in engineering, physical sciences and technology research and training for the benefit of the UK economy and society

We value engagement with members of the Business Engagement Forum because they provide a key link between business needs and long-term research, and a clear route to exploitation of our research investments.

You can watch video interviews with members of the Business Engagement Forum on YouTube.

Current membership of the Business Engagement Forum include:

  • Airbus Group Ltd.
  • Arup
  • AstraZeneca
  • Atomic Weapons Establishment
  • BAE Systems
  • BBC
  • BP
  • British Telecom PLC
  • Cancer Research UK
  • CD-adapco
  • Constellium
  • Costain
  • Culham Centre for Fusion Science
  • Dassault Systemes BIOVIA
  • Dstl
  • Dyson
  • EDF Energy RDUK Centre
  • Finmeccanica
  • GCHQ
  • GE Power
  • GKN Aerospace
  • GSK
  • Han’s Laser Technology Industry Group Co., Ltd.
  • Honeywell Aerospace
  • Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.
  • Intel Corporation
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Johnson Matthey PLC
  • Leonardo (formerly Finmeccanica)
  • Microsoft Research Ltd.
  • M Squared Lasers Ltd.
  • National Grid
  • National Nuclear Laboratory
  • National Physical Laboratory
  • Network Rail
  • NDE Research Association
  • Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
  • Ocado Group PLC.
  • Ordnance Survey
  • Pfizer
  • Procter & Gamble
  • QinetiQ
  • Renishaw PLC.
  • Rolls-Royce PLC.
  • RSK
  • SAS Software
  • Schlumberger Gould Research
  • Sellafield Ltd.
  • Shell
  • Siemens
  • Syngenta
  • Tata Steel
  • Thales UK
  • Toshiba Research Europe
  • The Welding Institute Ltd.
  • Unilever
  • Wellcome Trust

Last updated: 30 June 2023

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