Interested in sponsoring a postgraduate Research Engineer with the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing?

Need help achieving your long-term sustainability goals, addressing your business challenges and recruiting your future leaders?

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing is offering industry access to world-renowned academic experts across diverse disciplines. Their experts and Research Engineers will add significant value to your market position. Their collaborative research tackles your business challenges and supports your business’ economic, environmental and social strategies.

Your sponsorship provides you with a postgraduate Research Engineer working on a 4-year research project to analyse and provide innovative solutions for your business.

Students submit a portfolio of research enabling us to run a series of highly flexible projects with front-loaded deliverables. This bespoke research will have specific industrial relevance to your company, with the object of delivering significant contributions to your business performance.


  • Industry partners contribute approximately £17,000 per student, per year
  • SMEs contribute approximately £8,500 per student, per year
  • It is joint-funded by the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing

Benefits for your business:

  • Tackle your specific industry challenges through pioneering research
  • Reduce manufacturing costs and create efficient processes
  • Provide longer term resource security
  • Move faster towards your long-term company goals
  • Transform your culture and strengthen your social reputation
  • Boost your competitive edge through access to innovative technologies and processes
  • Benefit from the expertise and facilities of the University of Exeter, as well as our partners at Warwick and Cranfield universities
  • Link to the new networks through your Research Engineer's cohort and academic contacts
  • Train the next generation of world-class industry leaders


For more information, see the promotional flyer attached below. 

To discuss how the Centre of Doctorate Training expertise can benefit your business, please contact Prof Eichhorn on +44 (0)1392 725515 or email

 +44 (0) 117 370 7600