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The University of Southampton

International and Enterprise

The University of Southampton is one of the leading entrepreneurial universities worldwide, with an impressive track record as a partner to business and as a source of invention and innovation. In Medicine we have embedded enterprise into everything we do, making our tools, expertise and resources available to help your business or project reach its full potential.

Businesses and international health organisations are able to access our knowledge, expertise and facilities in collaborative projects at the forefront of innovation – with benefits including access to leading specialists, research teams and the facilities of the University, as well as additional streams of funding. You may be a health charity conducting leading-edge research, or a private company with a ground-breaking new product, technique or idea.

You may be a multi-national pharmaceutical company or a start-up enterprise; here in Medicine we are enthusiastic about working with you. Our entrepreneurial approach is shown through the way we have translated our innovative research, ideas and technologies into commercial successes. In recent years we have created five spin-out companies which are flourishing examples of our enviable business expertise. Two of these companies have a market worth of around £75 million.

Through our internationally recognised Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Centre we incorporate the work of the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre in nutrition and the University’s Institute of Developmental Sciences. By bringing our innovation enterprise activities to fruition, and through our activities with schools and communities such as the LifeLab programme, we are able to translate our research into improved patient health and wellbeing from before birth to the end of life for people in the UK and abroad. On these pages we present our activities and initiatives designed to bring us closer to the business, international and academic communities. You will discover the areas in which we specialise, and the ways our research and academic prowess can help you to achieve your aims. If you share our vision – of collaboration for the benefit of all – then we would like to learn more about your aims and your commitment to improved healthcare across the generations.

Professor Salim Khakoo

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