In the last ten years, Imperial College London has produced more spinout companies than any other UK university. The Faculty of Engineering has enjoyed considerable success commercialising the results of its academic research, a sign of our committment to drive innovation and provide sustainable solutions to global challenges.

Detailed below are some of the companies founded by Engineering academics.

Ceres Power
Ceres Power is a world leading AIM-quoted alternative energy company based in the UK, developing fuel cell technology for use in small scale combined heat and power products for the residential sector and in energy security applications.

Professors Alan Atkinson, Nigel Brandon and John Kilner

Cortexica Vision Systems are the award winning creators of a bio-inspired vision system enabling intelligent image recognition using principles derived from the human visual cortex.

Drs Anil Bharath and Jeffrey Ng

DNA Electronics
DNA Electronics is creating a suite of electronic microchip-based solutions to enable faster, simpler and more cost-effective DNA analysis.

Professor Chris Toumazou

Dynamic Boosting Systems Ltd
Dynamic Boosting Systems Ltd designs, engineers, and supplies air and gas- handling equipment, and associated motors and drives.

Dr Keith Pullen

EVO Electric
EVO Electric develops and manufactures advanced electric machines, hybrid drive trains and generator sets for a wide range of transportation and mobile power applications.

Dr Michael Lamperth

IXICO provides full-service Imaging CRO capabilities. From protocol consultation and site management to image QC and advanced analysis techniques. IXICO provides scientific leading solutions to the use of imaging in clinical trials and research studies.

Professors Jo Hajnal, David Hawkes, Derek Hill and Daniel Rueckert

Microsaic Systems
Microsaic Systems plc is a high technology company developing and marketing next generation mass spectrometry instruments.

Professors Richard Syms, Eric Yeatman and Andrew Holmes

Nexeon has patented a unique way of structuring silicon so that it delivers extended cycle life and significantly increases battery capacity.

Emeritus Professor Mino Green

Geotechnical Observations
A company specialising in the measurement and monitoring of soil suctions using the Imperial College Suction Probe

Professor Vaughan and Drs Dineen and Ridley

Novacem has developed a carbon negative cement which offers a transformational solution to the challenge of reducing carbon emissions from the cement industry.

Dr Nikolaos Vlasopoulos and Dr Chris Cheeseman

OSspray’s mission is to develop, manufacture, and market dental biomaterial products and delivery devices that meet the unique needs and expectations of dental clinicians and significantly improve clinical outcomes for patients.

Dr Ian Thompson

Process Systems Engineering (PSE)
PSE is one of the world's foremost providers of process modelling technology and model-based engineering and innovation services to the process industries and their technology suppliers.

Professor Costas Pantelides and Professor Sandro Macchietto


e-AR is low power, miniaturised ear-worn activity recognition sensor for well-being, personal training and professional sports.

Professor Guang-Zhong Yang

Sensor Coatings
Innovative sensor solutions for harsh environments.

Drs Ricardo Martinez-Botas, Simos Evangelou, Andy Heyes and Andrew Marquis

Toumaz Technology
Toumaz is a pioneer in low cost, ultra-low power wireless technologies for a wide range of markets including connected healthcare and internet-connected consumer devices.

Professor Chris Toumazou

Veryan Medical
Veryan Medical is developing innovative solutions for vascular disease using the principles of biomimicry.

Emeritus Professor Colin Caro

Visbion is a medical imaging software company, providing market leading Dicom and Picture Archive and Communications Systems (PACS) solutions.

Professor Richard Kitney