Industry partnerships and commercialisation
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 IPC activities include:
- promoting College capabilities and licensing portfolio and securing collaborative research and commercialisation income;
- assessment of research discoveries, 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.
What we do
What we do
We support research of the highest quality, bringing together expertise from across the world and extending the frontiers of our knowledge. Our job is to understand and identify global challenges and their solutions, and use innovative ways to extend the reach and impact of all our work.
Why work with us
It is an exciting time to engage with the College. We understand how to add value to all our partners through activities in support of research, translation and education, while our graduates remain among the most employable in the country.
Services to academics
The Faculty is committed to supporting its researchers in starting collaborations, transferring knowledge and gaining funding support. We can help identify and open doors to companies with an interest in your research area and help develop successful research proposals.