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Our Interaction with Industry


King's Commercialisation Institute supports and accelerates innovation and commercialisation of life science research carried out by researchers and investigators in King's College London and King's Health Partners. The institute has both outward and inward facing roles. Every year the institute conducts a peer reviewed triage process to identify the most promising research for commercial translation and provides Health Accelerator funding and project support so it is compelling for a commercial transaction. Peer review is obtained from industrial, investors and senior research leaders to ensure appropriate rigour and diversity of insights in the assessments. This competitive approach enables the institute to channel its resources to the most promising projects for investment enabling them transition into further development, commercialisation and the ultimate delivery of benefits to patients.

Advantages of our process:

Our high potential projects are selected based on a number of screening factors, including:

  • A clear unmet clinical need addressed by the project
  • A high utility value when clinically implemented
  • Compelling market attractiveness based on size, growth and addressability.
  • A clear translational development path, preferably within two years to a transactable position.
  • One or more patent applications filed to provide protection for the technology 

The Institute is staffed by seasoned individuals having significant industry experience and who understand industry’s need for qualified product development opportunities.This enables the Institute to work with King’s researchers to better align a project to your requirements and for any subsequent collaborations to consider the issues that are important to you and your business. The Institute aims to assist you in gaining access to world class technologies that have anticipated your needs better than other traditional technology transfer offices in universities around the world. 

See this link for select examples of our commercially supported research projects.

Working with King’s Commercialisation Institute:

Many of our high priority projects are focused on providing you with qualified licensing opportunities. Working though our industry network we engage directly with companies having relevant commercial interests. We also welcome approaches from interested parties at any stage of a project’s development.

Click here to see examples of our funded projects.

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