Imperial Business Partners
Gateway to the forefront of science and technology.
Imperial Business Partners (IBP) is the college’s flagship industry partnership programme.
IBP brings your business closer to our world-leading experts, promising talent, emerging innovation, start-ups, scale-ups, and other businesses that are part of our innovation ecosystem.
It arms your business with a dedicated pilot through a vast innovation ecosystem; creating connections and designing activities that deliver business impact and support decision-making across your business.
How can we help?
Take a whistle-stop tour through our services and support here at Imperial Business Partners, and find out how we can help you deliver now and for the future of your organisation.
Who are the IBP team?
Our seasoned experts help foster collaborations, drive entrepreneurship, and advance impactful partnerships. Find out more
What else do you need to know?
How does it work?
Through bespoke pathfinder activities, led by dedicated engagement managers, we create a bespoke partnership journey designed to manage and develop your relationship with Imperial.
How did IBP work with other organisations?
SSE, Emmeline Smart
"SSE became a business partner of Imperial College London in 2018 and the partnership has enabled us access to expertise which has informed our strategic decision making. The calibre of research and academic insight at Imperial has been consistently excellent and we have really benefited from the access that the partnership has given us to engage with Imperial’s academics."
"Working with IBP for over 5 years, the broad range of academic and industry-based experienced professionals has been easy to access to motivate and inspire us to improve our own working practices. Learning from each other through this group of diverse businesses, who are all intent on innovating and improving for the future, also makes us to actively work towards being 'first in class' in our own business. Being part of the IBP without doubt has helped us move forwards within our own industry. Rakesh Patel, Edwardian Gro"
Create value through collaboration
Innovation is an iterative process that takes different shapes in different businesses, but there is one common thread across industry sectors: the crucial role of collaboration. Over 20 partners from a variety of sectors have joined our IBP programme.