For enterprising staff

I would like support to...

Apply my research to industry

Industrial research partnerships
Opportunities to address industry challenges and make a real-world impact by working in partnership with businesses, with guidance from our team.

Support to commercialise intellectual property generated by your research.

Consultancy, commercial and non-core projects
Support, from brief to billing, whatever the size or type of project. Imperial Consultants will negotiate the price, scope and a secure contract – plus we’ll provide indemnity insurance.

Internal funding
Opportunities to gain funding for technology development and research that makes an economic or societal impact.

Launch a startup

The Imperial Venture Mentoring Service, an advisory service for academic and student startups from mentors ready to share their wealth of contacts and entrepreneurship experience.

Techcelerate and MedTech SuperConnector
Accelerator programmes for early-career researchers, with resources and training to help turn ideas arising from research into businesses.

White City Incubator
Office and state-of-the-art laboratory space for startups.

Prototyping facilities
The Advanced HackSpace, a unique community of makers, hackers, inventors and entrepreneurs, supported by experts and an extensive suite of prototyping equipment.

Manage a project

Research project management
Support for those leading EU Horizon 2020 or government funded projects. The Programme Managment Office helps secure funding, handle budgets and resources and then promote your outcome through websites and events.

Support to launch new academic-led ventures, from the Academic and Technology Ventures team.

Knowledge & Innovation Communities (KIC)
Strategic guidance, robust governance and evaluation for EIT-funded projects - and help with proposal development, forming partnerships and gaining approvals.