Why work with industry?

Despite their diverse nature, charities and industry have unique strengths to offer. Research collaborations can speed up the development and availability of new treatments, therapies and diagnostics. Working together with industry ultimately delivers benefits for patients.

Best practice

We recommend that charities working with industry take measures to ensure they maintain independence, integrity and transparency.

Putting the right people together

We work with our members and the life sciences industries to find new ways for charities and industry to collaborate more closely.

How to work with industry

AMRC has developed An Essential Partnership guide for charities working with industry. It gives examples of how some organisations set up their research collaborations.

Case study: Action on Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss set up the Translational Research Initiative for Hearing. It develops partnerships between industry, academics and investors to support innovative research.

Case study: JDRF

JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity, has funded the formation of Kalvista. This pharmaceutical company is working on developing a new way to treat diabetic eye disease.

Find out more in our briefing papers and resources