Industry partnerships and commercialisation

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Imperial values collaborative research that combines real-world business challenges with academic curiosity and research rigour to deliver tangible benefits for society.

Working in partnership with industry to increase academic engagement in collaborative research and commercialisation lies at the heart of the College's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Imperial works with academic researchers to translate their work into commercial opportunities and increase impact from their research. We combine deep understanding of science and technology with commercial acumen and a wide professional network to gain insight into a technology's potential and identify the best route to market.

The main aim of Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation (IPC) is to maximise the impact of Imperial's academic discoveries by stimulating, identifying, managing and progressing opportunities to develop research and technologies through collaboration and commercialisation.

Key activities include:

  • Working with our Academic and Research Staff to promote College capabilities and our licensing portfolio and securing collaborative research and commercialisation income;
  • Assessing Engineering’ research discoveries. Our team supports he inventors on the analysis and evaluation, and advancement of those technologies through to market adoption via collaboration with industry, access to translational funds, licensing or spin out;
  • Managing industry partnerships and key stakeholder relationships.