Meet the Enterprise team
Led by Director of Enterprise Dr Simon Hepworth, the Imperial Enterprise team of over 100 specialists and professionals provide a range of support and solutions for enterprising and entrepreneurial activities.
From technology licensing and patenting through to entrepreneurial programme management, incubation services, consultancy, project management and more, our division is well equipped to tactical a diverse range of challenges to create real-world impact.
Working with hundreds of academics and thousands of students every year, and partnering closely with some of the world's biggest companies, the Imperial Enterprise team is driven to deliver impact at all levels across the globe.
Meet the team - Helping businesses innovate
Research partnerships and technology licensing
We work to bring businesses together with our leading experts to get ideas from the lab to the real world. IP management, including technology licensing, and research partnerships are core to this, and our Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation (IPC) team are often the first port of call.
Membership and access to academics
Through the Imperial Business Partners (IBP) corporate membership programme, businesses can obtain curated access to navigate across over 3,000 academics and researchers to find the right people to help future-proof their organisation, through bespoke projects and through specialist Imperial Tech Foresight-led streams of work.
Meet the team - Entrepreneurship and startup support
Startups, investments and funding support
Comprising of a team of experts who have insights both from industry and within academia, the Startups and Investments team coordinate the majority of activity to support the formation of spinout and startups from the College, engaging with investors and developing policies that are fair for all parties.
Meet the team - Strategy, technical specialists and processes
Research Impact Management Office (RIMO)
The Research Impact Management Office (RIMO) is a specialist team with project and communications expertise who support major international research collaborations. From financial and consortium management to communication plans and engagement events, the team provide a robust service to ensure academics can focus on the research.
Meet the team - Legal, due diligence and business commercialisation
Meet the team - Marketing Communication services
Marketing and Communication services
Through targeted and specific activities, we provide crucial insights in developing effective communications and marketing tactics to engage with audiences of all shapes and sizes for partners in the Enterprise Division, across the College and with our external partners.