The Faculty and its departments operate a number of industry membership programmes that enable businesses to access our academic and research expertise, and recruit our top graduates.

Industry membership programmes

Centre for Process Systems Engineering

Model

  • Multi institutional research centre involving 26 academic staff from Imperial College and University College London
  • Portfolio of grants worth more than £20 million
  • Industrial Consortium to provide opportunities for member companies

Benefits

  • Privileged access to CPSE academic and research staff and students and opportunities to network with other companies and organisations involved in Process Systems Engineering
  • Nnominated CPSE academic as key point of contact
  • Annual review session with each company
  • An annual meeting which includes:
    • Presentations by CPSE staff on key research programmes
    • Formal presentations and posters by CPSE research students
    • A lecture by a distinguished international expert on a relevant Process Systems topic
  • Spring workshop devoted to a topic of member’s interest

Centre for Plastic Electronics

Model

  • Management board & industrial advisory board
  • Invitation only
  • Linked to DTC

Benefits

  • 2 Invitations to a confidential CPE annual review meeting & networking dinner
  • Recognised sponsorship of the CPE at conference presentations and corporate events
  • Access to the CPE members’ website which includes links to CPE academic staff publications, patents and presentations as well as abstracts of the latest patent application filings
  • Access to coordinated recruitment support linked to the pool of trained IC students
  • Discounted registrations to the industry workshop event (1-week event)
  • Invitation to Doctoral Training Centre Annual Student Presentations
  • Access to web based learning materials in Plastic Electronics

Plastic Electronics website

Centre for Advanced Structural Ceramics

Model

  • Fee paying consortium Steering committee influences CASC direction
  • Collaborative research
  • Training – summer schools & industry days
  • Access to CASC facilities

Benefits

  • Annual report, newsletters, symposia & workshops
  • Reduced tariff for measurement services
  • Early access to graduating students, researchers
  • Networking & training opportunities – free summer school places & industry days
  • Test ideas via short projects – MSci & MEng projects
  • Steer centre to align with company needs
  • Choices for investment in larger equipment
  • Help define topics for consortium PhDs
  • Influence summer school programme
  • Influence ceramic teaching programmes

Centre for Advanced Structural Ceramics website

Composites Centre

Model

  • Cross faculty reach
  • Collaborative research
  • Training – short courses
  • Access research staff

Benefits

  • Annual report, newsletters
  • Access to output from research focus groups
  • Short course discounts – 50% discount on fees
  • Members website
  • Technical reports & memos
  • Annual Meeting, Research focus days
  • Annual visit to company
  • Composites research seminars

Composites Centre website

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Model

  • Strategic Advisory Group
  • Steering research and teaching to meet future industry needs

Activities

  • Industrial placement scheme
  • Six month industrial placement is a new component of 4-year MEng undergraduate courses
  • An effective vehicle for recruiting our top graduates
  • A cost-effective way of getting a project done at the highest technical standards
  • The opportunity to encourage and invest in engineers of the future

Electrical and Electronic Engineering website

Computing Corporate Partnerships Programme

Model

Corporate Partnership Programme
to promote the relationship between the Department of Computing and industry

Benefits

  • Recruitment
    • Access to students
    • Internships
    • Interview days
  • Seminars & Networking
    • Access to tailor made industrial seminars and networking events
    • Invitation to Finalists Project Prize Day
    • Alumni events
  • Projects
    • In conjunction with academics in the Department, the opportunity to supervise student projects
  • Academic Donations (Benefactor)
    • Named prize(s) – advertised on our web pages
    • Named scholarship or bursary – advertised on our web pages
    • Mention of prize at Imperial’s annual Commemoration Day ceremonies

Computing Corporate Partnerships Programme