About QMI

Turning Innovative Ideas Into Commercial Reality

Welcome to QMI

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of the UK’s top research universities, ranked seventh in the UK for the quality of its research (REF 2021). It provides a research base for innovative ideas which can be developed into new businesses, products and services. We were awarded top category – Very High Engagement – for IP and commercialisation in Research England’s 2023 Knowledge Exchange Framework.

Queen Mary Innovation Ltd (QMI) is Queen Mary University of London’s (QMUL) wholly-owned technology transfer company.  QMI uses commercial tools to maximise the impact of QMUL research through protecting and licensing Intellectual property and building sustainable enterprises to take Queen Mary’s research to the world.  Our goal is to make a positive social and economic impact in all that we do.


QMI’s Technology Transfer services include:


  • Building a strong pipeline of opportunities by identifying and protecting early-stage new technology innovations
  • Securing proof of concept / translational research funding to develop new technologies
  • Maximising the impact of research-derived technologies through licensing and new spinout creation

The QMI team has a diverse and comprehensive knowledge of technology commercialisation, transferring ideas from the lab into the market. QMI engages researchers across a broad range of academic disciplines and sectors, including pharmaceuticals, engineering, telecoms, creative industries, government departments and community organisations.

QMI fosters an entrepreneurial culture for QMUL staff and students, promoting and developing the next generation technologies.




QMI has entered into over 400 IP Agreements, returning over £20 million to Queen Mary University of London from our commercialisation activities.

QMI has a strategic focus on the creation of new sustainable spinout companies, establishing at least one new company each year since 2008.

QMI’s growing portfolio of high-growth technology spinouts has attracted more than £200 million of external investment.

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If you would like to find out more information about our technologies or have any queries, please contact the relevant team member using our contact information found on our team profiles.