For Imperial Staff
Access to funding, resources, services and space
The entrepreneurial ecosystem at Imperial provides a wide range of support.
This page will help you find appropriate support so that you can achieve your ambitions. It includes links to services around Imperial College London, providers of incubation and office space and funding opportunities. It also includes a range of resources that Imperial Innovations has prepared - FAQs, guides and so on - that will help you in your entrepreneurial journey.
Translational and proof of concept funding can be an essential part of moving an idea out of the laboratory and into industry. Proof of Concept funding, which is available from a variety of sources, can be used to help you build a prototype or gather important data that will support you to commercialise your research. Imperial Innovations supports Imperial staff in accessing this sort of funding, and opportunities and advice can be found through the links below.
View Funding Opportunities
Our curated list of funding opportunities
Imperial Innovations is a supporter of Apollo Therapeutics, a collaboration between the Pharmaceutical industry and Imperial, UCL and Cambridge
Ask for help with translational funding
Our team can help you with translational funding applications - get in touch here
Imperial College London's Funding advice
Read advice from Imperial College London about accessing research funding
Resources & Guides
Helpful guides and information developed by Imperial Innovations to help you understand the commercialisation process
Technology Transfer Process
An outline of the technology transfer process at Imperial College London
A guide for inventors at Imperial College London
Training and Events
Training through the Innovation Academy and other formal and informal events we run
Frequently Asked Questions about Technology Transfer
A Founder's Guide to Spinouts
A detailed look at what you need to know when you create a spinout company at Imperial
Founders Choice Miniguide
A PDF download of our mini-guide to the Founders Choice pilot programme. Contains information on the Founder driven and Jointly driven routes and a summary of support received under both options.
Guide to allocating equity
Guidance on factors to consider when allocating initial founding equity among spin-out founders
Spaces and support for innovation and research - from around Imperial College London. Information about the Imperial White City Incubator, Advanced Hackspace, Thinkspace and others
Imperial White City Incubator
Imperial White City Incubator is a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, providing office, laboratory space and support for early-stage companies.
Imperial College Thinkspace
ThinkSpace’s London-based portfolio of over 200,000 sq ft (18,000 sq m) of commercial space fosters a culture of knowledge sharing, entrepreneurship and innovation
Imperial College Advanced Hackspace
Imperial College Advanced Hackspace provides prototyping and ideation support across Imperial. It is one of the best places in the world to turn an idea into a reality.
UK Science Park Association
UKSPA represents knowledge-based environments - more advanced spinouts and startups may be able to find office and laboratory space among its members.
Services within the entrepreneurial ecosystem at Imperial
Services from around Imperial College London that exist to support academic staff in their goals of commercialising research, developing prototypes or engaging with industry.
Wholly owned consultancy company of Imperial College London. Imperial Consultants was formed to harness the breadth and depth of expertise at the College.
Imperial Research Office
The Research Office provides expert guidance and services in support of the College's externally funded research portfolio.
Imperial Enterprise Lab
Supporting Imperial's next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs
Imperial Corporate Partnerships
Developing effective collaborations with industry, ranging from challenge-led collaborative research to flagship industry funded centres.
Based at Imperial College London, SynbiCITE is the UK’s national centre for the commercialisation of synthetic biology.
Deep Science Ventures
DSV is a venture building studio + venture capital fund built from the ground up to support interdisciplinary scientists and engineers looking to build solutions to real world challenges.