Academic Partnership Programme

15% off our cutting edge technology and access to 25 years’ robotics expertise. 

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Shadow’s academic partnership programme opens up a world of possibilities for robotics researchers.


Bridging the gap between academia and industry, we support projects from inception to publication, and even through to commercial deployment.

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Academic partners receive a 15% discount on Shadow's robotics technology

Access our latest technology and contribute to its development

Benefit from our support when applying to a wide range of national and international funding schemes

Work with us to develop commercial products and services based on your outcomes, leading to further funding and research opportunities

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How it works

We work with researchers at institutions around the world using robotics to further the development of areas like machine learning, artificial intelligence, tactile sensing and human-robotic interaction.


After an exploratory call to determine whether our tech is the right fit for your project, we’ll discuss the work in depth and identify how we can best support you.


We’ll schedule quarterly meetings to understand your progress, how you’re using our technology and what further help we can provide.

At the end of the project,  we’d be delighted to  help promote your publications and results to our global audience.



In return, we ask for:


Regular feedback on our technology and how it's performed during your project

Referrals to other research institutions or teams who could benefit from our tech

A testimonial explaining the role of our systems in your research

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Let's get started!

Contact us to discuss your project and benefit from the 15% academic discount on our robotics hardware.

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