Are you looking to work with industry for impact?
Research partnerships and technology licensing
Translate your world-leading expertise into impact-generating research projects with industry, or commercialise your work through licensing technologies with our specialist professional support - many of whom also have industry and academic backgrounds themselves. The team can also help you with patenting and developing a startup from your innovations.
Funding grants and support for applications
Our team in Enterprise support academics across the College with applications for funding throughout the year and are dialled in to opportunities from public funders as well as industry-backed programmes with specific companies or wider trade bodies, helping generate £millions every year to enhance the quality and impact of research from our labs here at Imperial.
Consultancy and project management services
Hundreds of academics and researchers across Imperial work directly with industry partners of all sizes each year to provide services such as technology analysis and business strategy appraisals, as well as a whole host of longer-term project partnerships with major organisations. Managed through Imperial Consultants and Imperial Projects, our specialists in the Enterprise Division support partnerships from scoping through to delivery and administrative activity.
Do you need startups and entrepreneurship support?
Forming a startup
Academics and researchers at Imperial are behind dozens of startups and spinouts from the College each year, supported in their formation by the Enterprise Division. Our team can support with aspects of initial patenting support and business administration through to helping access investment opportunities, leveraging equity-based funding and more besides.
Mentoring and supporting entrepreneurial researchers
Many of our programmes delivered through Imperial Enterprise enable the development of entrepreneurial skills for academics and early career researchers. Programmes such as Techcelerate, MedTech SuperConnector and Imperial Venture Mentoring Service, alongside Experts-in-Residence programmes, are designed to help academic and research staff develop the skills needed to take their concepts through to creation and commercialisation.
Spaces for discovery and prototyping
Through the Imperial College Advanced Hackspace, based at White City, staff and students alike can work on prototypes for entrepreneurial ventures or extra-curricular projects, as well as learn how to think about and design new ideas and initiatives. The space is open to all members of the Imperial community, who are supported by a dedicated team of equipment and materials specialists alongside Experts-in-Residence.
Are you in need of specialist services?
Research Project Management (RPM)
Imperial's Research Project Management team is a dedicated service designed to support Horizon Europe-funded projects with specialist project management provision. These multi-year, multi-partner and multi-million Euro projects require formal and structured reporting and management, and our team in the Enterprise Division are on hand for all your queries, from application through to execution, conclusion and follow-on opportunities for impact.
Academic ventures with external partners
As a world-leading global university, Imperial is often in demand as a source of multi-disciplinary expertise, including in the provision of high-quality education and technical/specialist research centres. Imperial's Enterprise Division supports this through project scoping, negotiation and administrative support - alongside partners at the College - to ensure the best possible outcome for all parties.
Incubation for innovation and startups
Lab space and access to the right facilities can be incredibly difficult in a commercial setting. If your startup is in need of specialist facilities in order to make the move from idea to invention to impact, Imperial's White City Incubator could be your solution. The space and support are always adapting and improving according to the need of tenants, so be sure to contact the team for more information about what's available.