SODA has deep connections to the creative, digital and tech sectors and undertakes significant and impactful Knowledge Exchange projects with industry, cultural and charity partners such as BBC, HOME, SONY, OFCOM, Manchester International Festival, Channel 4, BFI and THG.

Working with SODA opens up opportunities for creative individuals and industry in the region and beyond to benefit from our research expertise, facilities and deep connections across the creative, digital and technology disciplines.

We provide opportunities for industry to input into our curriculum by working with us to ensure that graduates have the skills that employers need. We look for industry professionals to co-create live projects for students and to mentor them at strategic points in their studies.

Find out more about the extensive Co-lab programme.

SODA can help your organisation in other ways:

To discuss opportunities to work with the SODA team, or if you have a placement or permanent employment opportunities for students, contact

Recent contract research projects