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At Queen Mary we work with businesses, public sector and voluntary organisations around the world to shape policy, drive innovation and create tangible impact.

Strategic partnerships

Strategic partnerships help you to make a difference in high-priority real-world problems which require complex, interdisciplinary research, innovation and collaboration. We work with global and local organisations to develop research, create centres of study and excellence and build long-term partnerships across portfolios of projects.

  • Support research, teaching and new opportunities for students to learn while achieving your development aims
  • Gain potential UKRI funding to generate research programmes which address global social and economic challenges
  • Support research in high priority areas and develop a centre of excellence for research and development (for example developing doctoral training)

Contact

Director, Business Development
Dr Kalpana Chaturvedi k.chaturvedi@qmul.ac.uk  

Senior Partnerships Manager, Science & Engineering
Dr Joanne Chamberlain j.chamberlain@qmul.ac.uk

 

Existing partnerships

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Emulate Inc

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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)

A KTP is a three-way collaboration between a business, a university and an exceptional graduate (KTP Associate). If your business has identified a strategic need, develop it with academic expertise beyond what you have in-house.

  • A postgraduate Associate is employed to work on the project under the supervision of an academic with experience in the relevant field. The Associate is 80% based at the company where they embed academic knowledge to facilitate long-term company growth
  • KTPs are jointly funded by the Company (SME’s contribute 33% of total project costs / large companies contribute 50%), with the remainder funded by Innovate UK
  • The Partnership lasts between 12 and 36 months, depending on the project and the needs of the business
  • Queen Mary is ranked fourth in the UK for commercialising research (Entrepreneurial Impact Rankings 2019). We have proven success in KTPs with four live projects, and are the winners of the Future Innovator Award at KTP Best of the Best Awards 2020.

Contact 

General enquiries
ktp@qmul.ac.uk

KTP Manager (Health)
Dr David Collier d.collier@qmul.ac.uk

KTP Manager (Science and Engineering)
Ali Najimi a.najimi@qmul.ac.uk 

Existing partnerships

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Innovate UK collaborative research and development (CR&D)

Collaborate with talented researchers and experts on ground-breaking research and development, with funding from Innovate UK. Connect with researchers who can work with you to take innovative ideas from concept to completion. 

  • We have a range of experts conducting globally recognised research in the faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, and Science and Engineering
  • Partners gain access to our networks of researchers, core facilities, datasets, consortia and academic partners to further develop the research 
  • Queen Mary has extensive experience in successfully winning and implementing Innovate UK grants
  • Enjoy a (~10%-20%) higher rate of success in gaining funding than with research council grants

Contact

Business Development Manager, Science & Engineering
Dr Mangesh Gharfalkar, m.gharfalkar@qmul.ac.uk   

Business Development Manager, Health
Dr Kieran Hudson k.hudson@qmul.ac.uk  

Existing partnerships

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BioMoti and Pharmidex

Consultancy and contract research

Our dedicated service gives you access to world-leading academics and state-of-the art facilities. We’ll work closely with you to find the specialist skills you need to ensure the success of your business.

We give tailored support to Queen Mary’s collaborations, creating innovative, sustainable and mutually rewarding partnerships for both our academic experts and our external partners.

As a dedicated team we can:

  • find bespoke solutions for your organisation or project
  • give you access to over 4,500 eminent academics, so you benefit from our expert insights
  • provide contract services, from specialist opinions to technical advice, expert witness and due diligence services

Contact

Business Development Manager, Health
Dr Kieran Hudson k.hudson@qmul.ac.uk 

Senior Partnerships Manager, Science & Engineering
Dr Joanne Chamberlain j.chamberlain@qmul.ac.uk 

Consultancy manager
Andrew Shaw   a.shaw@qmul.ac.uk  

Existing partnerships

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The British Council

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North Norfolk Council

Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)

Our team supports the development of research projects for the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), a £1.5 billion fund to support cutting-edge research tackling the most urgent challenges faced by developing countries.

The Fund supports projects that undertake collaborative, challenge-led research that brings together partners in the UK with those in developing nations. They seek projects that provide an agile response to emergencies where there is an urgent research need and that solve issues that affect lives globally: for example improving postnatal care, urban inequality and humanitarian crises.


Working with our team means you will have access to:

  • Official Development Assistance (ODA) compliance assistance
  • Support with partner sourcing and research initiation in developing countries
  • Grant-writing and budget advice

Contact

Research Development Officer – GCRF
Sanam McSweeney s.mcsweeney@qmul.ac.uk 

Existing partnerships

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Kew Gardens

Short courses, executive education and continuing professional development

We combine the practical experience of our industry-leading coaches with our gold-standard research to deliver unique executive education and training. Clients benefit from a training experience that fuses current good practice with innovative, research-backed ideas, giving them a competitive advantage and preparing them for oncoming challenges and opportunities.

Our open-enrolment and bespoke programmes are tailored to the needs of modern organisations. Learners can experience multi-faceted collaboration through our online offer or join one of our blended training courses, with face-to-face coaching workshops delivered alongside curated online resources.

  • Bridging skills gaps by combining existing good practice with innovative, research-backed theory
  • Trainers with years of experience leading organisations, working with SMEs, and coaching professionals
  • Supporting you wherever you are, with online and blended course options available
  • World-class bespoke coaching solutions, with co-creation and concierge-level service at the heart of your experience

Contact

Enterprise Business Development Manager – Short Courses, CPD and Executive Education
Andy Colley andy.colley@qmul.ac.uk

Existing partnerships

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Office of the Judiciary of Thailand

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Queen Mary University Enterprise Zone

Degree apprenticeships

Degree apprenticeships help you to attract top talent to your business by providing them with a fee-free degree.

Queen Mary is situated conveniently between the financial heart of the City of London, the Fintech hub of Canary Wharf and the insurgent start-ups of Tech City in Shoreditch.

This makes us uniquely positioned to deliver Degree Apprenticeship programmes to industry with the utmost convenience, minimum disruption and to the highest academic and professional standards.

Degree Apprentices split their time between university and your workplace, working while they learn. You can offset your training spend (eg tuition fees) against the Apprenticeship Levy.

  • We can help you build your workforce capability in targeted areas, such as management, data analytics and software engineering
  • We were the first Russell Group University to deliver Degree Apprenticeships and we remain at the forefront of this type of delivery
  • We offer exceptional facilities – we spent £105m on new facilities in the past five years

Contact

Degree Apprenticeship Manager
Sonia Singh (She/Her)  sonia.singh@qmul.ac.uk

Industry-sponsored PhD studentships

We are proud of our high-calibre PhD students and graduates. We attract world-class talent and our students produce innovative research work that can give your business a competitive edge.

Our students bring enormous advantages to your organisation, whether you’re looking for interns or graduate trainees – and they’ll benefit from your industrial experience. We’ll match you to selected PhD students whose cutting-edge research fits your strategy and objectives.

Working with our students means you will:

  • have access to talented researchers who are leading developments in your field
  • help to create the pioneers of tomorrow, developing our students’ skills and careers
  • benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities and internationally recognised training

Contact

Director, Business Development
Dr Kalpana Chaturvedi k.chaturvedi@qmul.ac.uk 

Science and Engineering
Dr Mangesh Gharfalkar m.gharfalkar@qmul.ac.uk  

Health
Dr Kieran Hudson k.hudson@qmul.ac.uk  

Existing partnerships

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Case Study

Isogenica Ltd

Access to facilities designed for business

World-class facilities

Our state-of-the-art equipment is available for use by external researchers and industry. Start-ups benefit from integrated suites housing both laboratory and office space.

Host your meeting and events

We specialise in versatility and great value to help make your event a success. We have four well-connected venues in central London, which can host 10 – 778 guests.

Get in touch

If you're interested in forming a partnership with Queen Mary, we'd love to hear from you.

Contact the team
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