Innovation & Enterprise


Partner with UCL

Develop long-term and successful alliances with UCL through strategic, tailored and high-value research partnerships.

At UCL we partner with some of the world’s leading businesses and organisations to develop completely new areas of research, technology and innovation that enhance business’ competitive edge and increase the impact of UCL’s world leading research.

Partner with us

We welcome the opportunity to form an alliance with your business or organisation. Contact the Business and Innovation Partnerships team (enterprise@ucl.ac.uk) to find out more about collaborations and innovation partnerships.

Current business and industry partnerships 

UCL has extensive links with business, earning more than £80 million from collaborative and contract research projects last year. Our clients include multinational corporations, SMEs and public sector organisations.

We work in a variety of partnerships with leading companies in energy and resources, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, ICT, telecommunications, transport, construction, banking and insurance. 

Each partnership is distinctive and long-term, tailored to a company's strategic direction, market sector and research and development needs.

We have a wide patent portfolio and well-established track record of taking new technologies to market through spin-out companies. To date, these have secured around £600 million in investment, facilitated through our technology commercialisation company UCL Business.

UCL academics also work regularly on bespoke consultancy projects for industry through UCL Consultants. We can work on large or small projects: from a single day, or a specified number of ad hoc days, through to large, milestone-focused, multi-party projects.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme

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Get access to the specialist knowledge and expertise that you don’t currently have by finding an academic partner and hiring a recent graduate through the KTP scheme.

Partner with businesses in Europe


Expert advice for businesses looking to commercialise new ideas, scale your business and succeed in international markets. 

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We work with businesses regionally, nationally and globally.