A new partnership between Teesside University and a leading engineering company will support future energy sector needs in the region.

Representatives from Assystem met with staff from the University’s School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies to pledge to work together in a range of areas including collaborative research, knowledge exchange and student placements.

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ssystem is an independent engineering group with over 50 years of experience specialising in low-carbon and energy transition projects. As a leading player in digital transformation, Assystem supports its clients with digital engineering and industrial data science solutions to contribute to the acceleration of the energy transition to meet global net zero targets.

Energy transition


Assystem employs more than 6,000 people globally and its Sunderland based team is the UK company’s lead office for energy transition projects. It is committed to delivering projects that will drive the generation of low-carbon electricity, utilising technologies such as hydrogen, renewables, and fusion.

The Memorandum of Understanding with Teesside University commits both organisations to continue building a relationship, co-operate in a broad range of areas and to work together to gain a mutual benefit.

Professor Nashwan Dawood, Associate Dean in the School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies, said: “We are delighted to be able to formally strengthen our partnership with Assystem.

Greener economy


“A key focus for Teesside University’s research is supporting the just transition to a smarter, greener industrial economy and we are keen to work together to look at ways in which this might be achieved within the energy sector.

“In particular, we are keen to support collaborative research and innovation in our new Net Zero Industry Innovation Centre and discover ways in which we can support the future needs of the industry.

“I am confident that this partnership will realise multiple opportunities for both parties and I am looking forward to watching our collaboration grow.”