Industrial partnerships



Adelard LLP is an independent product and services company, founded in 1987, that supports its clients in the areas of safety, dependability, security and risk management. Our applied research programme enables us to bring cutting-edge techniques and methods to bear to solve our clients' difficult problems.

BAE Systems


At BAE Systems, we serve, supply and protect those who serve and protect us, in a corporate culture that is performance driven and values led.  We employ a skilled workforce of 89,000 people in more than 40 countries.  We help our customers to stay a step ahead when protecting people and national security, critical infrastructure and vital information.  We also work closely with local partners to support economic development through the transfer of knowledge, skills and technology.




As the UK's aviation regulator we work so that:

  • The aviation industry meets the highest safety standards
  • Consumers have choice, value for money, are protected and treated fairly when they fly
  • Through efficient use of airspace, the environmental impact of aviation on local communities is effectively managed and CO2 emissions are reduced
  • The aviation industry manages security risks effectively.



Capgemini is a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology and engineering services.  The Group is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients' opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms.


Craft Prospect


Craft Prospect is a space engineering practice that delivers mission-enabling products and develops novel mission applications in order to realize SMART SECURE SPACE. We aim to be the partner of choice on small space missions and provide dedicated services in an agile manner, adding value to the overall service offering of our clients.  We architect and deliver smarter satellites making full use of the limited resources available, targeting their products and services at the global small satellite market.




The Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre (DHI) is part of the Scottish Funding Council's Innovation Centre Programme, which is designed to support transformational collaboration between universities and businesses.  We transform great ideas into real solutions.  Our vision is 'innovation in digital health and care will help the people of Scotland live longer, healthier lives and provide sustainable and inclusive growth for our economies'.

We play a pivotal role in supporting collaboration to co-design person-centred digital health and care solutions across service, technical and business innovation.  We are shifting the balance of care from a traditional treatment focused model to one that focuses on prevention, detection, post event care and self-management.




D RisQ is a leading high tech UK company specialising in producing software and systems verification technologies based in Malvern, Worcestershire. Since 2012 we’ve built an expert team of software consultants, analysts and developers to help “change the way the world does software”. By bringing advanced automated software verification tools to safety critical, security critical and business critical system developers, we enable substantial savings in the time and cost of software development. These tools also provide organisations with the proof of compliance to internationally recognised standards in various sectors. The legacy technology we use is based on over thirty years of development in the UK defence sector and has been licensed to us for further development and commercialisation for the benefit of all business sectors.




The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (dstl) is the science inside UK defence and security.  Dstl is one of the principal government organisations dedicated to science and technology in the defence and security field. 

Dstl supplies specialist services to MOD and wider government, working collaboratively with external partners in industry and academia worldwide, providing expert research, specialist advice and invaluable operational support.

We are innovative, collaborative and impactful.


Ethical Intelligence

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Ethical Intelligence (EI) makes ethics accessible and affordable for all by pioneering EaaS (Ethics as a Service) using its worldwide network of renowned interdisciplinary and verified ethics professionals.

EI is particularly invested in the development of the verification tools and validation of professionals and systems.  Through EI's experience in operationalising ethics in technology, the trends of private companies and governments favoring such tools and certifications has been prevalent, so having the ability to work with researchers and PhD students in these areas makes this an attractive proposition.  Additionally, EI is keen to be involved in collaborating with the Centre's researchers, helping define the scope of the case studies, and facilitating access to data and use cases as this is seen to be greatly beneficial to not only the node but for the wider application of ethics and AI governance in general.




Since its founding, Imandra has pioneered advances in AI for algorithm safety and compliance and their application to new industries.  Their formal verification technology was originally designed to automatically analyse financial algorithms for glitches and unfair behaviour.  Today, Imandra's "Reasoning as a Service" platform makes deep advances in symbolic AI for making algorithms safe, explainable and fair widely accessible to those without specialised background in these fields.


Legal & General

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Our purpose is to improve the lives of our customers, build a better society for the long term and create value for our shareholders.  We use our long-term assets in an economically and socially useful way to benefit everyone in our communities.




Microsoft was founded in 1975 with a mission to enable people and businesses throughout the world to realise their full potential by creating technology that transforms the way people work, play and communicate.  We develop and market software, services, and hardware that deliver new opportunities, greater convenience and enhanced value to people's lives.  We do business worldwide and have offices in more than 100 countries.




NASA's Ames Research Center, one of ten NASA field centers is located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley.  Since 1939, Ames has led NASA in conducting world-class research and development in aeronautics, exploration technology and science aligned with the center's core capabilities.


National Physical Library


NPL is the UK's National Metrology Institute, developing and maintaining the national primary measurement standards. It is a Public Corporation owned by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).  It has a partnering agreement with BEIS and the University of Strathclyde and the University of Surrey. NPL is part of the National Measurement System (NMS) which provides the UK with a national measurement infrastructure and delivers the UK Measurement Strategy on behalf of BEIS.

We undertake excellent science and engineering to deliver extraordinary impact for the UK and provide the measurement capability that underpins the UK's prosperity and quality of life.  From accelerating new antibiotics and more effective cancer treatments to developing unhackable quantum communications and superfast 5G, our expertise is crucial in researching, developing and testing new products and processes.




We pioneered a supercharged form of computing loved by the most demanding computer users in the world - scientists, designers, artists and gamers.  For them, we've built the equivalent of a time machine.

Fueled by the insatiable demand for better 3D graphics, and the massive scale of the gaming market, NVIDIA has evolved the GPU into a computer brain at the exciting intersection of virtual reality, high performance computing and artificial intelligence.




Our interests lie in gaining a broader understanding of trust in the context of autonomous systems and in developing mechanisms to deliver trustworthy autonomous systems across a range of healthcare providers.  Key to achieving these will be understanding the relationships of the stakeholders involved, which include first and foremost the patient, several types of practitioners and many regulatory bodies.  Futhermore the combination of a specific healthcare context with a particular design of an autonomous system will have a significant impact on how trust can be instilled.




The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) is a collaboration of 14 Scottish Universities.  SICSA promotes international excellence in University-led research, education and knowledge exchange for Scottish Informatics and Computer Science.

The SICSA Research Themes represent the key clusters of expertise within the SICSA Member Universities and facilitate interactions and collaborations between researchers across Scotland; as well as the exchange of ideas between Universities, businesses and the public sector.




Thales is a global technology leader with more than 80,000 employees on five continents.  The Group is investing in digital and "deep tech" innovations - Big Data, artificial intelligence, connectivity, cybersecurity and quantum technology - to build a future we can all trust.  Trust is essential for societies to flourish, with humans playing a central role in every critical decision.

Thales's high-tech solutions, services and products help companies, organisations and governments to achieve their goals and ambitions. And in each of our five vertical markets - digital identity and security, defence and security, aerospace, space, and transport - our customers play a vital role in society.