Academic Enterprise offers new thinking and technologies to organisations of all sizes, from local businesses, authorities and social enterprises to governments and multinational corporations.

Why City?

  • Licence the intellectual property of new breakthroughs made by our researchers
  • Hire our academics as consultants to help your business
  • Get early-stage venture assistance from our Technology Transfer team
  • Apply to City Starters, the student enterprise programme and start-up support service for City students and alumni
  • Sponsor and co-brand practitioner-oriented research to produce a concise, co-branded white paper on a complex issue.

Business opportunities with City

Our academic community has a wealth of knowledge and expertise that can directly benefit your organisation.

We have a successful track record of adding value to business through activities such as consultancy and contract research.

Partner with us on research projects addressing your business requirements or commission our experts to undertake contract research on your behalf.

We work with you to understand your needs and design the project accordingly.

The Knowledge Quarter

City lies at the heart of London's Knowledge Quarter (KQ), the focal point for one of the greatest knowledge clusters anywhere in the world.

The 90 KQ partners include academic, cultural, research, scientific and media organisations, large and small. All are actively engaged in advancing and disseminating knowledge. Their focus is on support for innovation, collaboration and knowledge exchange.


  • Observer behind a one way mirror

    The Interaction Lab is a human-centred design consultancy based within City, University of London where you can access our measuring and testing facilities, including computer modelling and prototype testing.

  • Students and graduate entrepreneurs in the City's incubation space

    The City Launch Lab is an incubation space for City’s student and graduate entrepreneurs. Its purpose is to help students and graduates of City, University of London in the early stages of venture creation.