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New partnership with University of Exeter

BMT to partner with University of Exeter to enhance technical excellence

6 September 2019

Defence and Security

New partnership with University of Exeter

We’re proud to announce the signing of a new collaborative agreement with the University of Exeter. This new industry-academic partnership will help support the development of future research and technology, the sharing of expertise and the development of new insights.

The partnership will also give opportunities to employees, researchers and students alike through the exchange of knowledge, project placements and sharing of facilities.

The agreement is a key milestone in our relationship as part of our joint research on immersive reality in the University of Exeter and Bath’s VSimulator project, which includes two tailored multi-disciplinary platforms combining virtual reality with a motion platform and full- body motion capture. These facilities will offer a wealth of opportunity for collaborative research and draw on our extensive knowledge in creating immersive learning experiences and environments.

Both we and the University of Exeter are known for the pursuit of technical excellence, investment in research and global reach, and this agreement will be mutually beneficial thanks to the established connections across industry and academia.

Signing the agreement on behalf of BMT, Mark Sullivan, Capability and Strategy Director said:

We’re exceptionally proud to be working with such a world-renowned university on solving some of the most complex technical challenges. This collaboration agreement will strengthen our ties and provide excellent opportunities for students at the University of Exeter through industry student placements, graduate programmes and collaboration on projects. Conversely, we’ll benefit from access to cutting-edge research, world-leading facilities and an unrivalled talent pool in the South West”.

Sean Fielding, Director of Innovation, Impact and Business at the University of Exeter, said: “We are delighted to be working together with BMT to share intelligence, research and development skills and innovation. The University works with over 2,000 businesses each year and the defence sector is an important part of the South West economy, so it is great to be able to contribute strategically to of one of the top players in this critical industry.”


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