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Our work with Industry

The social sciences have a great deal to offer businesses – from understanding the potential for new goods, services and business models to improving relationships with providers, customers and employees.

It is also vital for researchers to engage with businesses in order to understand and develop the potential impacts of their research. The SGSSS runs a number of opportunities to support industry and research collaborations.

Accelerating Business Collaboration (ABC)

The SGSSS is working in partnership with the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow on the Accelerating Business Collaboration (ABC) scheme. This scheme is funded by the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) with the aim of building the capability and capacity of doctoral and early career researchers to engage with industry.

This scheme will enable the SGSSS to:

  • Provide 50% match-funding for businesses that would benefit from hosting a PhD internship.
  • Run training for doctoral and early career researchers to support their understanding of the business world and develop their skills to engage with industry.
  • Build new research partnerships and collaborations with the SGSSS Alumni Community, whether they have continued to work with businesses through academic research or gone on to work in the private sector upon the completion of their PhD.

If you work within a private sector organisation or social enterprise and feel that your organisation would benefit from participation in our internships scheme, please contact Anna-Marie on to discuss match-funding opportunities.