Research, Innovation and Business @ Imperial College, London
18 January 2018
Imperial College London is a world top ten university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, Imperial is committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines. Located in the heart of London, since it was founded, Imperial has focused on innovation and enterprise as well as teaching and research.
In this public lecture, Paolo will provide an overview of the College and will focus on the ecosystem for research, entrepreneurship and innovation.
In the past 25 years, Imperial has seen the formation of hundreds of companies based on the research of its academic staff, its students and its alumni. Since its launch in 2006, the Imperial
Incubator has provided home for more than 150 businesses. This cohort has gone on to raise hundreds of millions in funding, creating a thousand of jobs, and inspiring a new generation of entrepreneurs.
Imperial has recently launched a new campus, White City, that is designed to boost these activities.
There, the I-HUB is the new house for incubation and acceleration of companies, as well as extensive
support for staff and students in the form of Touchstone Innovations, Imperial Enterprise Lab, the Imperial College Advanced Hackspace and the Invention Rooms.
Paolo Taticchi will also provide an overview of the Business School and how such a ecosystem is integrated and leveraged in/by the portfolio of programmes.
Paolo Taticchi is the Director of the Weekend MBA and Global Online MBA at Imperial College Business School where he also covers the position of Principal Teaching Fellow in Management and Sustainability, and the role of Director of Global Initiatives. At the Business School, in the past, he also
directed the MSc Management and the MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management. Prior to this, Paolo has been Associate Professor and Director of MBA Programmes at the Royal Docks Business School of the University of East London; Director of Studies of the Bradford-Perugia MBA in Italy; and Assistant Professor in Business and Management Engineering at the niversity of Perugia. In the recent years, Paolo has been visiting New York University (US) and ESAN Business School (Peru).