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St George’s, University of London is a specialist university exclusively dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research. We share a clinical environment with St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, a major London teaching hospital, offering exceptional opportunities for knowledge exchange and translational research.

The university has an international reputation for research and innovation, with strong links to other institutions and organisations. We are constantly seeking to expand our university-industry collaborations to foster and excel our innovative research and enable impact on health.

Ways to collaborate with us

At St George’s, our world-leading researchers in the medical sciences are encouraged to contribute their scientific knowledge to society through collaborations industry partners. 

Our areas of research and expertise are wide-ranging, from cardiology to neurosciences to vaccinology. 

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 Academic & Research Expertise
St George’s has four research institutes, which have brought together academics and clinicians from related areas of research:

Our areas of Academic and Research Expertise :

  • cardiology
  • cardiovascular epidemiology
  • cell biology and genetics
  • clinical and tropical infection
  • diagnostics and AMR
  • education services and approved courses
  • genetic epidemiology
  • genetic factors in disease
  • health care evaluation
  • immunology and pathophysiology
  • life course epidemiology and mental health
  • neurosciences
  • ophthalmic epidemiology
  • pathogen biology and genomics
  • primary care epidemiology
  • respiratory and environmental epidemiology
  • therapeutics and vaccinology
  • vascular & cardiac surgery
  • vascular biology

Access our academic expertise to support your R&D through our Consultancy programme

Consultancy Services
Experts on hand to generate real impact for our business partners through our world class research expertise.

We work with businesses, charities and public sector organisation of all sizes. 

Some of the ways that our expert researchers can help your business:

  • address specific technical issues
  • provide guidance on scientific procedures
  • give expert advice for legal cases
  • advise on the efficacy of a new piece of technology
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Access Funding
Through collaboration with our world-leading researchers your business can access funding to support your R&D pipeline. 

SME Innovation Vouchers - Up to £2,000 to initiate a new collaboration between your company and our researchers

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships - 12 - 36 month part-funded partnership established to support SMEs to innovate and grow by linking them with a research group and a graduate. 

To discuss funding opportunities and collaborations with St George's please GET IN TOUCH

License Our Technologies

St George's, University of London has an impressive portfolio of IP available for licensing. 

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For further information please contact the Enterprise & Innovation team


We have a number of research facilities available to businesses and collaborating partners with access to experts on a consultancy basis. For further information visit Our Research Facilities


Industry Collaboration Opportunities

We maintain a list of collaboration opportunities from our industry contacts below. If any are of interest to you please contact the enterprise team and we can provide some further information

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LifeArc Rare disease philanthropic Fund (£5million) (no expiration date)

This fund offers grants for rare disease treatments. The assessment panel meets twice per year and prefers projects with strong scientific rationale and credible IP potential with route-to-patient in mind.

MRC Fund administered by LifeArc to support small-scale studies (no expiration date)

This fund supports small-scale studies, building upon research undertaken in MRC Units and Institutes, to provide proof of concept for translational projects.

LifeArc Seed Fund £25m (no expiration date)

This fund offers 3-4 investments per year of no more than £2 million into nascent or early-stage spin out companies which align with its strategic disease priorities.

External Funding Opportunities

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i4i FAST (Funding At the Speed of Translation) Pilot Scheme

Deadline: None specified

Funding: Up to £50k per project

The brand new i4i FAST (Funding At the Speed of Translation) funding scheme is inviting innovators to submit applications that will answer a specific question, fund a single piece of activity or fill a specific evidence gap across all technology readiness levels. This could provide pivotal support by allowing innovations to be de-risked, further explored to justify further research and investment or to fail fast if simply not viable. Research themes can address any area of existing or emerging clinical unmet need.

This is the first round of i4i FAST Awards and will initially run as a pilot scheme. The Awards provide between £15k to £50k of funding for projects that can last between 3 to 6 months. FAST Awards are designed to have a rapid turnaround, and decisions to fund will be made within 6 to 8 weeks.

i4i FAST is a rolling call and there is no submission deadline. Applications can be submitted from 13:00 on 04 April 2022. The call can close at any time subject to budget and evaluation requirements.

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Global Innovation Fund

Deadline: None specified

Funding: Discretionary

The Global Innovation Fund is a non profit innovation fund headquartered in London with an office in Washington D.C. that invests in the development, rigorous testing, and scaling of innovations targeted at improving the lives of the world's poorest people. Through our grants and risk capital, we help breakthrough solutions to global development challenges from for profit firms, non profit organisations, researchers, and government agencies to maximise their impact and affect meaningful change.

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Nesta Impact Investment

Deadline: None specified

Funding: Funding: £1,000,000

Nesta Impact Investments is a £17.6m fund investing in life changing innovations that help tackle the major challenges faced by older people, children and communities in the UK.

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 Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

The purpose of KTPs is to unite Graduates, Academic Knowledge Bases (KBs) and businesses to inspire an innovative collaboration. Not only is this a great way to create something inventive for all parties, but also an opportunity to garner a plethora of business and interpersonal skills and enable knowledge transfer.

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