Research laboratory

Large and Multinational Organisations

How London IVD Helps Large and Multinational Organisations

The larger, more established organisations that London IVD supports often have the funding and resources to accelerate research and development, but can lack the expert skills or specific UK health sector knowledge to develop the necessary analysis and evidence at pace. London IVD also works with many large organisations that have successfully developed and scaled innovative solutions in other health markets, but require the expertise to help gather the necessary research and evidence for adoption in the UK health and care sectors.

We support large organisations at all stages of the product, technology or software development. We help mitigate risks, develop prototypes, or support those organisations who already have a prototype of a commercially available product to iterate the design-evaluation-redesign process. We can adapt our full range of services to support large organisations, including:

  • Clinical studies
  • Health economics
  • Patient and public engagement
  • Human factors
  • Laboratory validation
  • Data science
  • Adoption

What London IVD Needs from Large and Multinational Organisations

Our research packages are tailored according to the needs of each organisation we work with, based on where they are in the development of their product, technology or software. To enable us to do this, we need some information from you. Here are the steps:

  • Firstly, we encourage organisations to make an enquiry using our contact form
  • The information provided will help us set up a confidentiality agreement
  • After a confidentiality agreement is signed, we will discuss funding options. We work with organisations on grant-funded projects, company-funded projects and academic collaborations
  • The funding model determines the structure of the project. Once this is secured, the research project will start.


Does London IVD focus on certain clinical specialties?

London IVD has clinical specialists working in the following clinical areas. Don’t worry, if your product, technology or software doesn’t fit neatly into one of the areas we can still help you, and frequently work with organisations outside of these specialist areas:

  • Cancer
  • Gut health
  • Infectious diseases
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Metabolic diseases
  • Emergency medicine

Who does London IVD collaborate with?

London IVD collaborates with academics, health professionals, businesses, patients, and families in gathering evidence and undertaking research to support organisations to develop effective solutions for UK healthcare.

Find out how London IVD helps clinical innovators, academic collaborators and SMEs

What support can London IVD provide to large or multinational MedTech organisations?

Our team specialises in defining new ways to collect research and undertake evaluations of new diagnostic devices, health technologies and digital solutions before they are used in real life scenarios.

We undertake the following research:

  • Clinical studies
  • Health economics
  • Patient and public engagement
  • Human factors
  • Laboratory validation
  • Data science
  • Adoption.

I have a commercially available product I think is suitable for the NHS, can London IVD help?

London IVD works with organisations at all stages of their produce development, including if your product is commercially available in the UK or another country and you are looking for additional evidence to increase adoption or seek market entry. If your product is commercially available and you are looking for your product to be adopted by the NHS, you may also find support in your local Academic Health Science Network (AHSN).

Please complete our collaboration request form if you would like our support. We will ask you to indicate what stage the product is at when completing the form.


How does London IVD manage intellectual property?

Our approach to handling IP varies according to the goals of the project, as well as the exact role played by London IVD

For companies that have already achieved proof of concept both parties (Imperial College and the company) grant each other licence to use IP generated from the project for research purposes. This means that Imperial College will retain the foreground IP on any research methodology developed, while IP regarding the development of a device will remain with the company.

For companies at early stages of product development, where companies have not developed an initial prototype, or do not have clear plans regarding how to achieve this, IP arrangements will be discussed on a case-by-case basis. Foreground IP will typically lie with the innovating company to allow better commercialisation. Royalties and/or equity will be discussed with Imperial Innovations, which is the IP vehicle of Imperial College.

What funding options are available to me?

There are a variety of funding options available to organisation, but they can be complex to navigate. Funding options include grant funding, company-funded projects, and academic collaborations. There are a number of competitions for grant funding that run on a regular basis. We provide more information on our funding options page.

How does London IVD support grant applications?

If you would like to work with us on a grant funding application, please contact us at least six weeks before the competition deadline. We are happy to provide advice and feedback on applications if shared in plenty of time.

To discuss a grant application, please complete the application form. If required, we will then ask you to complete a confidentiality agreement. Two weeks later, we will instigate a meeting to discuss your application before asking you to share a draft at least three weeks before the competition deadline. We will then provide a formal proposal ahead of the deadline for integrating into the application

What do I need to do to make sure my grant application is successful?

Not every grant application will be successful. However, London IVD is happy to provide advice and support funding applications with a formal proposal that meet the criteria laid out in the application form. Each submitted form will be assessed by our team before a decision is made.