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Partnership with Key Stakeholders

We have partnered with a range of key stakeholders of academe, industry (private sector), further education and government, delivering activities on the priority areas of sustainability.

A project to improve wind turbine technology that involves researchers at Durham has been shortlisted for a global sustainability award. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Prosperity Partnership project has been shortlisted in the External Partnerships category of the World Sustainability Awards 2023. The £7.7 million partnership between the universities of Durham, Sheffield, and Hull and energy companies Ørsted and Siemens Gamesa has developed ways to make wind turbine generators more efficient, reliable, lighter and cheaper.

We’re proud to be working together with partners for the good of our city, county and region we’ve been part of for nearly 200 years. One key partner is our local authority, Durham County Council, and now we’ve committed to strengthening our already successful partnership. Our Memorandum of Understanding with Durham County Council embodies a set of principles to work together to raise the regional, national, and international profile of County Durham. In line with County Durham’s Economic Inclusive green strategy, we are creating innovation plans that will help the county accelerate towards an inclusive, green and sustainable future.

We have partnered with industry, for example with our award-winning strategic partnership with P&G, enabling unique and globally scalable innovations that have improved billions of consumers' lives around the world.

The N8 Research Partnership, the strategic collaboration of the eight most research-intensive Universities in the North of England: Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York, is working to create the basis for supporting economic growth focused on the green economy. N8 Net Zero North will drive growth in the green economy in the North of England and beyond by co-producing research and innovation with businesses and other stakeholders to meet real-world challenges.