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School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

A sign for the National Instruments-sponsored laboratory at the University

Knowledge exchange

Become a strategic partner of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and benefit from exchanging knowledge with our experts.

We have built strong relationships with many companies, forming mutually beneficial partnerships and offering academic expertise across a range of services and facilities.

Just some of the businesses we have helped include:

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    The National Grid Power Systems Research Centre

    Since 2003 The University of Manchester has worked closely with National Grid on research relating to the design and operation of the UK Transmission System. The National Grid Power Systems Research Centre consists of the largest and best equipped high voltage laboratory of any UK university and includes facilities for teaching and research on topics such as power system protection and insulating materials.

  • National Instruments signage in the halls of the University

    National Instruments

    National Instruments (NI) and The University of Manchester have developed a strong partnership over the past few years, with NI delivering lectures on instrumentation to engineering undergraduates, contributing a prize for the best final fourth-year project and donating data acquisition equipment to the University.

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    The Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre

    Rolls-Royce opened a new University Technology Centre at The University of Manchester in 2004 to pursue research into innovative electrical technologies for aerospace, marine and energy applications. It is the focal point for research on electrical systems for extreme environments.

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    The Syngenta Sensors University Innovation Centre

    The Syngenta Sensors University Innovation Centre is strategically domiciled in the University to nurture and researches sensing systems and information communications technologies for agriculture and farming, with a central focus on sensors and knowledge-based approaches to support agriculture and farming of the future.