SME Business Club

The Institute of Chemical Biology Centre for Doctoral Training (ICB CDT) at Imperial College London would like to invite you to join our new SME Business  Club: Membership is FREE.

Since its inception in 2003 the ICB CDT has established itself as a world-leading hub in molecular science innovation. The ICB CDT supports one of the largest pan academic-industrial research and training chemical biology communities in the world spanning (i) over 160 research groups from 15 Departments and Centres at Imperial College London, with an active research portfolio of >£100M (ii) leading players from the agri-sciences, nutri-science, pharmaceutical, healthcare, med-tech, personal care, biotech and instrumentation industries and (iii) a blossoming community of Small and Medium Enterprises.

We know the importance of networking and understand the research, infrastructure and skills challenges faced by SMEs. Through our SME Business Club we aim to support your needs through:

  • access to a world class PhD talent pipeline: from PhD co-supervision through to fully funded internships and placement schemes
  • early access to a cutting-edge molecular technology pipeline that can directly address bottlenecks in your R&D portfolio
  • a networked science environment that can help you establish and make new business contacts
  • access to commercial opportunities and vital information on industry needs: from SME elevator pitch events through to large scale technology showcases
  • a vibrant calendar of invite-only networking events and innovation workshops: from hackathons through to research colloquia, breakfast meetings and tech-foresight events
  • opportunities to be an expert speaker at ICB CDT events
  • facilitating access to world class co-location spaces, training programmes and state of the art capital equipment and testing facilities
  • establishing collaborative R&D projects and partnerships: linking your SME with over 160 research groups in a world-leading university and our large scale industry partners
  • marketing and PR opportunities through our regular newsletter
  • writing a discussion piece for the ICB CDT webpage once a year
  • free display of your advertising materials at ICB CDT events
  • the opportunity to contribute towards the research strategy of the ICB CDT through invited membership of the ICB Research Board

Membership of the ICB CDT Business Club is FREE.

If you would like to join the ICB CDT Business Club please apply online at:

https://goo.gl/forms/IRW7rWQosZfGTMLH2 

For more information on the Institute of Chemical Biology Centre for Doctoral Training and its wider activities including further opportunities for collaboration please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards

The ICB CDT Management Team

Professor Oscar Ces
Director of the Institute of Chemical Biology
Director of the Institute of Chemical Biology Centre for Doctoral Training
Co-Director of the Imperial College Advanced Hackspace
Tel: 0207 594 3754
E-mail: o.ces@imperial.ac.uk

Dr Laura Barter
Deputy Director of the Institute of Chemical Biology Centre for Doctoral Training
Director of the Agri Futures Lab
Tel: 0207 594 1185
E-mail: l.barter@imperial.ac.uk

Dr Rudiger Woscholski
Deputy Director of the Institute of Chemical Biology Centre for Doctoral Training
Director of the Agri Futures Lab
Tel: 0207 594 5305
E-mail: r.woscholski@imerial.ac.uk

Dr Kalypso Charalambous
Project Manager of the Institute of Chemical Biology Centre for Doctoral Training
Tel: 0207 594 9098
E-mail: k.charalambous@imperial.ac.uk