The Corporate Partnerships team works to connect Imperial researchers with industry to develop collaborations based on mutual scientific interest and tailored to the needs of all those involved. The team belongs to the Enterprise division, Imperial’s dedicated department for industry interactions and business ventures.

The activities of the Corporate Partnerships team at the Faculty of Medicine focus on enabling and enhancing industrial interactions. Our enabling activities aim to understand the needs of the Imperial College London academic community and promote their research to companies through the organization of networking events with industry. We also provide support to academics in their interaction with industry, especially to early career principal investigators. Our enhancing activities involve managing ongoing relationships and integrating individual projects into strategic partnerships.

The Faculty of Medicine team combines research and industrial experience to help academics work with industry and the commercial market. We are always eager to hear about your projects and ideas for industrial collaborations. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at

What we do

Academic engagement

Education and preparation

  • Single point of contact for corporate partners
  • Management of corporate relationships: regular catch-up calls, organization of meetings, follow-up on feedback
  • Liaison and facilitation in contract negotiations


  • Manage key accounts: organize meetings and visits, follow-up emails
  • Liaison and facilitator in contract negotiations
    - Strategic decisions on pricing
    - Strategic positioning in contracts
  • Engagement in implementing contracts to ensure timely kick off and contract compliance

Working together

First Pharma Imperial College speed dating

We are developing innovative programs and events to facilitate the contact between Companies and Imperial College academics and to create an open atmosphere to spark scientific collaborations. Earlier this year the breakout space at the Wolfson education centre at Imperial Hammersmith campus was buzzing with more than 100 dates between 40 Imperial academics from different faculties, and representatives from 7 major Pharma companies.

Read more on Faculty of Medicine blog

Pfizer Rare Disease Consortium

We are leading the operational set up at Imperial College of the Pfizer Rare Disease Consortium by advertising funding opportunities, managing the application process, project planning and now moving into contract negotiations and project kick-off. 

Read more on Imperial news and at the Rare Disease Consortium website

Waters Corporation iKnife agreement

We helped to coordinate and shape a framework collaborations agreement that will help to develop the potential of the iKnife technology to deliver benefits for patients and consumers.

Read more on Imperial news

Who we are

Head of Corporate Partnerships, Faculty of Medicine
Dr Vjera Magdalenic-Moussavi

+44 (0)20 7594 2717

Corporate Partnerships Associate, Faculty of Medicine
Dr Sandra Esteras Chopo 

+44 (0)771 405 1547 (mobile)

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