Activities for members

Get closer to the talent and expertise from across Imperial College London via dedicated IBP activities via:

Annual events programme

Find out about our upcoming events and see highlights from past activities on our IBP events website

Pathfinder activities

To facilitate connection with the College, the IBP team will support you in navigating our innovation ecosystem by providing access to one of the following on-demand services, or a combination of these. The pathfinder activities are based on up to 4 days’ free consulting with Imperial College academics (subject to seniority of the academic involved):

  • Executive briefings delivered by Imperial thought leaders; or
  • Bespoke sessions with selected Imperial experts focusing on latest research advancements; or
  • Custom made updates on topics of interest; or
  • Scoping sessions for activities with Imperial Advance Hackspace; or
  • Delivery of a Tech Foresight bespoke workshop.

Get in touch to find out more.

Curious about the future?

Our flagship summer event from 2018 delved into a world of shifting realities to explore the future from a range of technological enablers, exploring what might be beyond the news-hype. For a full summary of the event, along with videos of the talks and related articles, visit our events website

This annual event is powered by Imperial Business Partners and curated by Tech Foresight, with exclusive places reserved for IBP members and decidated activities. Watch this space for news of Tech Foresight 2039...

Watch highlights from our events

Tech Foresight 2038: Shifting Realities

Enter 2038; a world of shifting realities, where things are not always what they seem to be, and where technological breakthroughs could change the very fundamentals of how we engage with and see the world. On 14 June 2018, TF2038 explored the future from a range of technological enablers, exploring what might be beyond the news-hype. 

Tech Foresight 2038 conference highlights

Tech Foresight 2038: Shifting Realities

Enter 2038; a world of shifting realities.

Enter 2038; a world of shifting realities, where things are not always what they seem to be, and where technological breakthroughs could change the very fundamentals of how we engage with and see the world. On 14 June 2018, TF2038 explored the future from a range of technological enablers, exploring what might be beyond the news-hype. 

Systems that learn conference highlights

Systems that learn

Explore data analytics with Imperial and MIT

The 2018 Systems that Learn Conference in London, jointly hosted by the MIT Industrial Liaison Program and Imperial Business Partners, Imperial College, brought together academics, industry leaders and MIT and Imperial College spinoffs to explore how data analytics can improve the way humans organize themselves and how machines can radically improve the way they support humans. Powered by BT.

TF2038 fireside conversation video

Bringing the future to life

Anab Jain and Professor David Gann in conversation

Anab Jain and her studio Superflux bring the future to life, creating experiences where people can touch, see and feel the potential of the world we’re creating. Do we want a world where intelligent machines patrol our streets, for instance, or where our genetic heritage determines our health care? Superflux inspires and challenges us to look critically at the decisions and choices we make today. After her 20 min keynote presentation, she discusses what implications this may have for the future with Professor David Gann.

Professor Mark Girolami at TF2038

Creating value by quantifying uncertainty

Professor Mark Girolami explores how to harness value in complexity

How might we unlock the power of data through the use of computational statistics? Professor Mark Girolami’s talk at Tech Foresight 2038 explored his vision of how data might impact the way see and practice engineering through the use of computational statistics. He has worked across industries to identify and harness value in often complex, uncertain and data-rich areas. During the talk, we can hear his vision of how cities might go from static objects to responsive beta structures.

Dr Riccardo Sapienza at TF2038

Controlling Light at the Nano-scale

Dr Riccardo Sapienza explores how to harness and control light at the nano-scale

What if we could harness and control the power of light? What happens when we can sense light at the nano-scale? At Tech Foresight 2038, Dr Riccardo Sapienza delved into the ways we can control light at the nanoscale by using hyper-uniform disorder material. Trapping light can have many benefits and applications spanning a multitude of industries. We will be taken on a journey of how our interaction with light and lasers might be completely different in 20 years from molecular quantum computing to bio-sensing.

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Events and activities

Download our events programme (PDF)

Visit our event listing website for upcoming events and our past archive

Watch videos from our academics via our YouTube channel

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Join IBP

To find out more about IBP membership, download our brochure (PDF)