As a University Institute, we operate on a non-profit basis. Our research partnerships offer businesses exceptional value, priced at the break-even cost of running the programme.
The cost of entering into an IMI Research and Innovation Partnership is a one-off fee of £10,000 (exempt from VAT) which covers the:
- salary cost of four weeks Commercial Research Associate time
- salary costs of the University's academic experts assisting the research
- travel and subsidence costs associated with company visits
- costs of research project engagement activities
All IMI Research and Innovation Partnerships are required to meet the University’s research integrity and ethical standards.
Our research is usually conducted in an ‘open innovation’ setting, but we are happy to work on a consultancy basis if you require exclusive rights to the project outputs and would like these to be kept confidential.