Translational Research Office (TRO)


Industry Partnerships

The TRO coordinates a network of mutually beneficial and tailored collaborations which support, complement and accelerate the translation of UCL’s biomedical research.

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Over 130 Industry interactions, and 6 strategic alliances with industry facilitated by the TRO.

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Over £50M industry funding attracted, and >£370K in-kind and direct funding from industry partners. 

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    37 Knowledge Exchange activities facilitated, and £833K raised to support knowledge exchange.

    15 spinouts, collectively raising in excess of £1.4B in VC investment.

     *Figures last updated April 2019

    Building strategic partnerships between UCL and the healthcare industry

    Industry support, provided by the Business and Innovation Group (B&IG) within the TRO:

    • Provide tailored support to inform industry engagement activities and manage alliances
    • Drive discussions/negotiations between academics and industry linking with broader professional services groups
    • Facilitate cross divisional knowledge transfer around business development activities
    • Facilitate knowledge exchange initiatives
    • Standardise and streamline industrial collaboration processes i.e. pricing of industry research
    • Maintain links to important health networks such as MedCity Ltd, Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC), Academic Health Science Networks (AHSN), Collaboration for the Advancement of Sustainable Medical Innovation (CASMI), NIHR Biomedical Research Centres (NIHR BRC’s)