Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation Senior Executive, Faculty of Engineering: Imperial College London

Would you like to be part of a successful team commercialising Imperial’s discoveries? Join us and contribute to generating major impact across one of the World’s leading universities supporting commercialisation of software and engineering technologies.

Are you a highly motivated individual with a passion for research and technology? Would you like to further develop your career in technology transfer?

Do you have significant experience in licensing technology in an engineering business or academic environment? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you, join us in supporting Imperial’s research collaborations with business and technology commercialisation activities.

Imperial values collaborative research that combines real-world business challenges with academic curiosity and research rigour to deliver tangible benefits for society. Working in partnership with industry to increase academic engagement in collaborative research and commercialisation lies at the heart of the College’s enterprising ecosystem.

Imperial is a leader in industry-university collaborations and technology transfer and you will be an integral member of Imperial’s Enterprise Division, working with leading global companies (major sponsors are Shell, Dyson, Rolls Royce, BASF, BP, Eli-Lilly, Astra-Zeneca, ABB, etc.) and our world class researchers to develop research and technologies through collaboration, licensing and startup formation.

Come and join the Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation team and play a key role in helping Imperial’s researchers develop their ideas, technologies and inventions into opportunities that are attractive to industry.

Duties and responsibilities

As a service provider to the Faculty of Engineering supporting academics in their commercialisation activities, your main duties will include:

  • Promoting College’s capabilities and licensing portfolio
  • Securing commercialisation and collaborative research income
  • Assessing research ideas and discoveries, evaluating, and advancing those technologies through to market adoption via collaboration with industry, access to translational funds, licensing, or startup formation

Essential requirements

To be successful in this role you will have significant experience in technology/software licensing in an engineering business environment (e.g. energy, transport, software, electronics etc) or in technology venture capital.  An understanding of the academic environment, and in particular, university funding mechanisms, patenting process, licensing, and other aspects of technology transfer, preferably gained through previous experience of working within HEI or industry is essential.

Strategic and analytical mindset, strong delivery focus, excellent communication skills coupled with an understanding of the academic environment, product innovation and technology commercialisation processes are also essential.

This career opportunity will maximise to the full your experience and interest in roles such as Commercialisation or Licensing Executive, Innovation Manager and Technology Transfer Manager within the energy, software, transport, technology, higher education, government sectors or similar.

Further information

Please apply with an application form via the online system. CVs without a completed application form will not be considered.

Type of contract: full time, open-ended

For further information, contact Eunice Anderson, IPC Coordinator at


About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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Closing date: 
Sunday, April 11, 2021
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