Most academic research that has commercial potential will require intellectual property protection. 

The first, essential step in technology commercialisation is for you to tell the Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation (IPC) team about the work you’re doing. 

It is never too early for you to talk to us about an idea you’re working on. You may have had a flash of inspiration, or you may have a fully-working prototype. There is no wrong time to let us know about your work.

It is important that you let us know about it before you publish or share information about the work publicly. This will allow us to secure a strong IP position, which will prove advantageous in the future development of your ideas.

You can talk to us in absolute confidence. We will not discuss your ideas with other parties without your express consent.

Contact us:

To discuss your invention, please contact your faculty's Director of Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation. If you already have an invention to tell us about, please complete and attach an ‌Imperial College Invention Disclosure Form v1.4

  • Business School: Julian Sikondari - send email
  • Engineering: Dr Rebeca Santamaria-Fernandez - send email
  • Medicine: Dr Vjera Magdalenic-Moussavi / Stephanie Morris - send email
  • Natural Sciences: Dr Marcio Siqueira - send email