The Faculty of Medicine at Imperial aims to accelerate the translation of research findings into better care for patients and populations.  Working together with business and industry is essential to achieve this goal. The Corporate Partnerships team at the Faculty of Medicine supports industry partners and academics to develop bespoke collaborations, which foster exciting and productive relationships. We help industrial partners to design the right partnership for their specific needs and make connections with our academics. We also work with academics to help them find and open doors to explore opportunities for research and translation for mutual benefit. The Corporate Partnerships team belongs to the Enterprise division, Imperial’s dedicated department for industry interactions and business ventures.

The Corporate Partnerships team combines experience in academic research and the biotechnology and healthcare industry.  We are always eager to listen to the interests of Corporate partners. Together we can employ academic curiosity and leading edge innovation to tackle complex real-world challenges. 

Working together

Academic collaboration

Understand and scope

  • Understand industry targets, needs and internal mechanisms for academic collaborations.
  • Identify the right academics to fit with company’s areas of interest
services for industry

Gain access

  • Promote industrial opportunities to Imperial academics
  • Connect industrial partners with Imperial academics
  • Structure the appropriate type of partnership

Partnership and innovation

  • Manage the process from scientific discussion to business plans
  • Facilitate negotiations with Imperial’s Legal team
  • Innovation management and licensing through Imperial Innovations

Working together

First Pharma Imperial College speed dating

We are developing innovative programs and events to facilitate the contact between Companies and Imperial College academics and to create an open atmosphere to spark scientific collaborations. Earlier this year the breakout space at the Wolfson education centre at Imperial Hammersmith campus was buzzing with more than 100 dates between 40 Imperial academics from different faculties, and representatives from 7 major Pharma companies.

Read more on Faculty of Medicine blog

Pfizer Rare Disease Consortium

We are leading the operational set up at Imperial College of the Pfizer Rare Disease Consortium by advertising funding opportunities, managing the application process, project planning and now moving into contract negotiations and project kick-off. 

Read more on Imperial news and at the Rare Disease Consortium website

Waters Corporation iKnife agreement

We helped to coordinate and shape a framework collaborations agreement that will help to develop the potential of the iKnife technology to deliver benefits for patients and consumers.

Read more on Imperial news