Project information

Index: 1210R4
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Innovation, research and technology development
Location UNITED KINGDOM LONDON London Inner London Start/End date of the practice
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Topic of the practice

Venture capital, business angels, charity organizations

Good Practice Information

London is one of the prominent financial centres of the world. Hence, many financial opportunities are available in London, including venture capitalists, business angel networks, and charity organizations. Moreover, >100 of Europe's 500 largest companies have their headquarters in central London. In addition, London's 40 universities form the largest concentration of higher education in Europe.
One of them is Imperial College London with its work class research community, which is located at the heart of London city and was one of the first universities which focused on translation, technology transfer and creating a socio-economic impact. Imperial college London also installed many entities that support the technology transfer process either directly or indirectly (see good practice 1).

Evidence of success

The environment of a research including financial issues, an entrepreneurial scene and support structures. London can be considered as role model which provides such an environment. The success of the imperial college TTO Imperial Innovations would not have been possible without this setting. Therefore, the success of Imperial Innovations proves the impact of this good practice.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Dr. Robin De Cock

Imperial College London Business School



Annex completed on: 09-17-2014

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