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Industry Partnerships

Industry Partnerships is the College's dedicated service for fostering research collaborations between King's academics and the private sector. 

We provide support across scales and disciplines, and throughout the engagement lifecycle. From identifying opportunities and bringing together potential partners, to shaping optimal collaboration models, closing agreements and managing long-term strategic relationships. 

Our team can work closely with interested companies, understand their needs and challenges, and help them navigate effectively King's expertise landscape. Equally, we can support our academics in their existing, or sought after, interactions with industry and help establish sustainable partnerships with Corporates and SMEs. 

Industry Partnerships is the go-to service for both internal staff and external companies keen on collaborating and utlising academic research to solve real-life problems. 

Contact the Team

Dr Dimitris Sarantaridis, Programme Manager: Industry Partnerships | Dimitris is a Chartered Engineer and holds a PhD in Materials from Imperial College London. He has a multidisciplinary R&D and business development background, with over six years' experience in building partnerships between academia and industry. 

Main areas of responsibility: Engineering (including Biomedical) | Natural & Mathematical Sciences | Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences

Tel: +44 (0)20 78482945 | Email: d.sarantaridis@kcl.ac.uk 

Dr Rachel Parker, Programme Manager: Industry Partnerships | Rachel has 30 years of biomedical health research experience within academia, industry and academic-industry strategic research partnerships and brings over 6 years of experience managing teams of multi-disciplinary R&D, contracting and business development professionals. In this time Rachel has successfully initiated, developed and managed a range of research collaborations from individual research knowledge-sharing events through to multi-million pound large strategic partnerships.

Main areas of responsibility: Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine | Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care | Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 0827 | Email: rachel.m.parker@kcl.ac.uk 

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