The Founders Choice options become available when we jointly agree that a startup company is the best route for both commercial and societal impact for a given technology (or bundle of technologies). 

Under the Enhanced Support package, founders of Imperial College London startup companies will follow the startup process as usual. They must:

  • Disclose their invention to Imperial’s IPC team
  • Work with Imperial’s IPC team to protect relevant intellectual property
  • Come to a joint decision with Imperial’s IPC and Startup Teams about whether the technology is suitable as the basis of a new company

After these steps are completed, the founders will decide what level of support they require from Imperial.