Keyboard, pen and glasses image Academics in the Department of Computing have a very broad range of research interests and expertise. Companies often call on this expertise for consultancy, which can take the form of advice on technology strategy, reviews of research and development plans, advance development or solutions to particular problems.

Contracts for consultancy can either be negotiated directly with individuals or through Imperial Consultants Ltd, who will provide advice and template contracts. Companies can also contact the department's Industrial Liaison Team, who will act as a broker to find the right expertise.