Since it was first established in 1964 the GK Batchelor Lab has had support from outside organisations. These range from commercial, such as BP, to government bodies, like the Atomic Weapons Establishment.

As a result of this, the lab is constantly driven to research new and challenging problems that come straight out of the real world. This ensures that the research carried out here is always highly practical as well as hugely varied.

The lab is constantly looking to for other associates to keep the diversity, and practicality, of it's research.