This report summarises the findings from the Rothamsted Research public dialogue on how Rothamsted Research should engage with industry. Rothamsted Research, the world’s longest running agricultural research institute, aims to increase the amount of work it does with industry in order to increase opportunities for applied research and impact and diversify its funding profile. To this end, Rothamsted is developing a Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC) strategy that will help it to achieve this aim. As outlined in its Communications and Public Engagement Strategy, Rothamsted Research is committed to engaging stakeholders and the wider public in its work and to emphasising its role as a listening establishment. To ensure that the development of the strategy is underpinned by a comprehensive understanding of public opinion, Rothamsted commissioned OPM Group to design and implement a public dialogue to gather considered public views on the kinds of guiding principles that should inform Rothamsted’s approach to working with industry. Funding and support was also provided by Sciencewise1 and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). This report presents the results of the dialogue and will contribute to Rothamsted’s KEC strategy.