Industry Engagement

The POI team work closely with our Industry partners on cutting-edge research projects across the spectrum from bench to bedside.

All POI-funded researchers are encouraged to engage with our industry partners and external biotech innovators, and to participate in internships and industry open day events. This will allow them to gain insights into how research works in a non-academic setting, and how new diagnostics and therapeutics are developed in the pharmaceutical industry. 

By engaging with our industry partners, researchers can gain important experience and insight into the careers available within these companies, build a network of potential future collaborators, and learn first-hand about the cutting-edge technologies and techniques they employ to develop new diagnostics and therapies. Researchers may also be able to learn from the personal stories of researchers who have successfully launched start-up companies and have translated their research all the way from the bench to the patient’s bedside.

In oncology research, there is an acute shortage of people with combined skills in experimental and computational methods, aggravated by the fast expansion of precision medicine approaches. POI will close this skills gap by training researchers in a unique interdisciplinary environment, with the opportunity to rotate between academic, clinical and industry laboratories, and between experimental and computational work incorporated into specific project plans.

This will give researchers insight into different work environments and will familiarise them with working at the interfaces of disciplines to become conversant with experimental, clinical, and computational work. To reach the industry and business communities, POI  organises regular workshops to showcase POI research to industry and invite speakers from industry to present at POI workshops. We also actively involve companies and biotechs in EU grant applications, which provide an extensive forum not only for research but also for dissemination and outreach activities.  

Companies interested in learning more about the work that we do within POI and potential avenues for future collaboration should get in touch at

POI Industry partners