Protect your IP and Commercialise your technology
Imperial Innovations supports Imperial staff to protect and commercialise their research
Whether your journey takes you towards forming a spinout or licensing a technology to industry, we will provide support and help you achieve your aims.
We believe that through cooperation and support we can facilitate a consistently high level of activity, generating substantial societal and economic impact.
Our team can help you to think about and address the commercial opportunities that your invention may hold. We can help you to understand potential applications and to access and consult potential customers. We can protect your ideas through intellectual property and help you licence them to industry. We can help you create a new company - or we can provide you the freedom to go and do it yourself.
The information accessible from the links below will provide some background on the approach we take to commercialisation. If you would like to hear more about what we do in person, then you can contact a member of our team to arrange an initial meeting.
Information on IP Protection and Technology Commercialisation
The links on this page will help you understand our technology transfer process and the various ways in which we can help you commercialise your technology.
Talk to us about your work
The first step towards technology commercialisation is to tell us about your work. We are flexible - you can talk to us at any stage of development. We will discuss with you how to find a way forward.
Licensing to industry
Many technologies developed at university are most suitable for licensing to an existing company. We can support you through the whole process
Starting a company
Our Venture Support Unit is a dedicated team within Imperial Innovations focused on helping Imperial staff to start spinout companies.
We run Quicktech - a licensing platform for 'smaller' technologies such as reagents, compounds, cell lines, questionnaires, algorithms and copyrighted materials. Find out more
The Technology Transfer process
An overview of how the technology transfer process at Imperial College London works
Intellectual property protection
Key information on Intellectual property and how we can help you protect your rights