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King’s has influenced many of the advances that shape modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA, research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar and is a leader in medical health research in the UK.

Discover some of the investment opportunities arising from King's current research and thriving start-up community.

Licensing Opportunities

Looking for a technology or invention to commercialise? King's College London has a large array of technologies listed across multiple categories that can be searched and licensed.

Click here for more information about the IP & Licensing team, or to discuss any of our licensing opportunities, please contact

Commercial Opportunities

We understand Industry’s need for qualified product development opportunities and work with researchers to better align projects to your requirements and to consider the issues that are important to you and your business.

King's Commercialisation Institute is committed to helping you gain access to world-class technologies that have anticipated your needs better than other traditional technology transfer offices in universities around the world.

All 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

Click here to see some of our current oppportunities for investors or industry, or email to find out more.

Start-ups, King's20 Accelerator & the Entrepreneurship Institute

Launched in in October 2016, King’s20 is an incubator housing 20 high-potential, early-stage ventures selected from amongst the talented students, alumni and staff at King's College London.

Our current cohort, based in the iconic Bush House, include early-stage ventures ranging from MedTech, FinTech, Hardware, and Data Management, to Education, Logistics and Distribution, Tourism, Media and Consumer Goods:

  • 30% are social enterprises
  • 25% are led by a female entrepreneur
  • And the 55 participants across the ventures come from 22 different nationalities

Find out more about the Entrepreneurship Institute and how it is creating a culture of entrepreneurship among the King’s community.

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