Volume 95 Issue 35 | pp. 24-26
Issue Date: September 4, 2017

Moving chemistry closer to companies

Imperial College London is spending $4 billion to remove barriers between chemists and entrepreneurs
Department: Business
Keywords: Investment, education, Imperial, London, campus, university, incubator, start-up

Imperial College London, one of England’s leading universities with a pedigree going back more than 100 years, is overhauling the way it does the molecular sciences. It is repositioning its chemists by integrating them with academics from related disciplines along with entrepreneurs and science-based companies. The aim is to better address societal challenges, including understanding diseases at the molecular level, developing clean energy, and meeting food and water needs for a growing global population.

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