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About the Enterprise Unit

The Enterprise Unit acts as the technology and knowledge transfer hub for The Institute of Cancer Research, providing the experience and expertise to put in place a wide range of agreements between our scientists and industry.

A meeting at the ICR's Sutton Site

The unit is a skilled team of staff who together have several decades’ experience in collaborating and contracting with commercial organisations and ICR scientists – turning our discoveries into patient benefits.

The Enterprise Unit is one of the most successful teams of its type in the UK, playing a major role in making the ICR the UK’s leading research institute for research impact and commercialisation as well as one of the world’s most innovative academic organisations.

The unit is led by Dr Angela Kukula and includes expert Business Development and Clinical Trials Contracts teams.

Our work to commercialise our discoveries is governed by our commercialisation philosophy and principles, with income we make largely ploughed back into our research.

Our work with industry is broad, encompassing early-stage partnering and collaborative cancer research, licenses of technologies developed from our work, and scientific consultancy. We have current agreements with more than 200 companies, from major global pharmaceutical companies to small and local biotech and MedTech businesses.

We currently have a number of partnering and licensing opportunities in therapeutics, targets, diagnostic biomarkers, devices, and platform or software applications and new opportunities are constantly coming forward. If you are interested in working with us, please contact [email protected], or call 020 8722 4030.

Our successes

Read more about our success at partnering with companies to develop new treatments for cancer.

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Working with us

The Enterprise Unit has many industrial partners and works with them to transform ideas into new products for the benefit of cancer patients.

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Our philosophy

Our approach to our partnerships – and in particular the licensing of our intellectual property – is guided by our aim to defeat cancer.

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Meet our researchers

This series of videos showcases how scientists from The Institute of Cancer Research, London, are collaborating with commercial partners – and promotes new opportunities for industry partners to get involved in their work.

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