Imperial College London

Enterprise at Imperial

At Imperial College London, we have enterprise in our DNA. Since we were founded in 1907, we have had a mission to offer the most advanced education and research, collaborate with other organisations, and apply our work to industry. 

Today, we have a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem: a home for businesses, researchers and the next generation of innovators. 


Solutions for air, water and land pollution

Explore intelligent solutions pollution issues 

Imperial Consultants

Air Quality

Experts from the Environmental Research Group, across the School of Public Health, and from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering provide air quality measurement devices, solutions, and analysis to local authorities, industry, communities and schools. 

Imperial Consultants

Energy solutions

Imperial has the experts across the energy mix who can help solve the challenges of emerging or existing businesses, as well as policy and regulatory decision makers, and investors.


Innovations for sustainable energy

Discover how Imperial is leading the way in energy solutions.


Partners in decarbonisation

Learn how and why to decarbonise your business.

Ready to go solutions

Discover our existing technologies and solutions


You could find the solutions you need in our large portfolio of technologies developed by world-leading researchers that are currently available for licensing.

A home for startups

Our ecosystem is home to hundreds of high tech startups, which we help nurture through our entrepreneurship programmes and innovation spaces. You are invited to meet the startups and discover their amazing new tech.

Executive education

Our business school has a selection of training courses covering the topic of sustainability designed for working professionals.

Bespoke solutions

R&D, consultancy, and expert insight tailored just for you

Imperial Consultants

With access to nearly 4,000 expert researchers and academics and Imperial’s state-of-the-art facilities, our consultancy team has helped organisations, large and small, find solutions to their business needs for 30 years.

  • Work with our expert academics on a consultancy basis
  • Define and develop solutions to meet your needs
  • Test your products at our state-of the art facilities
  • Access bespoke training for your workforce

Imperial Business Partners

Our flagship corporate membership programme provides curated access to the best of Imperial’s people, technologies, expertise and facilities. Using events, consultancy, training and technology foresight, we give members practical, actionable insights that help them shape the future of their business. 

  • Extract the maximum benefit from your interactions with Imperial
  • A portfolio of services to support decision-making in your business
  • Source solutions from Imperial research
  • Access tailored advice, training, technology showcases, and events

Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation

Companies can innovate and find solutions to their business challenges by working with Imperial’s world-leading academics on tailor-made research projects. 

  • Help us to define areas of research that meet your industry’s needs

  • Work with us to establish new R&D projects and programmes 

  • Access opportunities to create, license and develop new IP 

Imperial insights

Free long read articles

Our Enterprise long-reads, provide accessible overviews of the cross-faculty work happening at the College on important topics for industry and society


Why work with Imperial?

Imperial is a world top-ten university, and Reuters calls us the UK’s most innovative. But we’re not here to top league tables – we’re here to change the world.

We can offer you accelerated access to a flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem.

That’s why we’re bringing businesses, researchers, and students together to inspire and empower one another, and unleash some of the world’s brightest minds on some of its biggest challenges. 

Contact us to start a conversation