Translation to industry: A two-way exchange of understanding

Successful translational research means transfer of knowledge and understanding in two directions. This is true whether the translation is to industry or to the clinic.

Making translational research happen is less about passing information across a divide than creating an environment in which multiple researchers understand and benefit from each others expertise and experience. It is also critical to develop and support research teams and individuals who combine this knowledge in a multidisciplinary way.
We encourage our industrial partners to take an active role in the supervision and training of our CDT students and in the creation and evolution of our joint research initiatives. The ICB helps to create environments where ICB researchers and our industrial partners can meet, discuss, swap ideas and be supported in developing translational research programmes.