7. Open for business
A world-leading academic community fizzing with entrepreneurial talent and cutting-edge technology. This is where smart businesses come to innovate.
Open for business
Partner with us on impactful research to address your real-world challenges. Our world-leading academic experts and industry partnership professionals work closely with businesses around the world to shape bespoke research collaborations that lead to new technologies and insights tailored to their business needs. Together we can change the world and make your business thrive.
We have nearly 4,000 leading academics at our fingertips, ready to share their expertise in science, engineering, business and medicine. The consultancy services we offer include advisory services, use of specialist equipment, training, testing and analysis for organisations of any size, and our consultancy team is here to help you find the right solutions.
Our academics invent in a wide range of commercial and industrial fields. You can license our technologies and work with our startups in areas as varied as automotive, energy, electronics, diagnostics, therapeutics, med tech and software.
Projects and ventures
Offering specialist support with project management and commercial governance, including legal issues, finance, risk-management and public engagement, our professional teams work with academics and businesses on complex projects, startups and commercial ventures, from scoping and negotiation through to project delivery and project closure.
Talent and ideas
We are home to a talented generation of entrepreneurial students and researchers. Industry collaborators can meet the community and discover their technologies, ideas, and talent by working with our entrepreneurship programmes and accelerators. There are many ways to get involved, from attending events to mentoring entrepreneurs or sponsoring entire programmes.
Membership that opens doors
As part of our corporate membership network, you will have access to a range of specialist services and member events curated specially for you. Through tailored advice, training, technology showcases and events, we’ll guide you through Imperial’s innovation landscape to find exactly what your business needs.
A community of entrepreneurs
Our business growth hubs offer specialised startups and established companies the chance to be part of a community of west London innovators, with opportunities to network, share ideas and access training and support. The community is supported with space and facilities including meeting rooms, wet labs and prototyping equipment.
Want to future-proof your business? With access to Imperial’s cutting-edge research and visionary academics, we can help you understand the impact of new technologies and scientific breakthroughs, bringing to life possible, plausible and probable futures – and helping your business get ahead of your competitors.