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Expand your resources, generate new revenue streams

What is a Ximbassador?

The Ximbassador program provides the resources your institute needs to investigate the tools and reagents that exist within its own labs.

A Ximbassador’s role is to uncover new reagents and research tools that could be commercialised by engaging with laboratories on campus.

Ximbassadors also contribute to the identification and description of novel research reagents, before working with the Ximbio team on the commercialisation process required to turn the reagents into products.

The Ximbassador Programme is a paid internship aimed at post-docs, PhDs or graduates in life sciences. It takes place alongside a Ximbassador’s day-to-day research and is run in conjunction with the institute or the institute’s Technology Transfer Office.

How do you Benefit?

Increase your efficiency and save time 

Increase your resources through the addition of the evergreen Ximbassador Internship Programme on your campus. The Ximbassador is exclusively focused on fulfilling MTAs, finding reagents on campus and then commercialising them with our support.

Generate more revenue 

Discover new revenue streams as your Ximbassador identifies new reagent commercialisation opportunities. A Ximbassador is a dedicated resource aimed exclusively at sourcing, finding and commercialising reagents on campus, ensuring new commercialisation and revenue opportunities are identified for your institute.

Increase awareness of the importance of commercialisation on campus 

Discover new research tools as the Ximbassador connects with researchers and discovers new reagents on campus. A Ximbassador needs to work closely with researchers to find reagents. This means they are in the perfect position to increase awareness of the benefits of commercialisation, what TTOs do and are able to highlight the importance of IP rights and patents to the researchers.

Increase understanding and awareness of TTO careers 

The Ximbassador program provides research students with a chance to experience a career path outside of academia and raises their awareness of what a role within a tech transfer office involves.

Provide a comprehensive list of reagents commercialised from your campus 

Every reagent a Ximbassador finds and commercialises is added to Ximbio’s reagent portfolio. This is supported by online tools that allow you to view and monitor the progress of reagents that commercialised from your institute.

All at no financial cost to you! - The Ximbassador Programme is exclusively funded by Ximbio

Who is Ximbio?

Ximbio is a non-profit that is part of the technology transfer licensing team within Cancer Research UK.

We are the world's largest non-profit dedicated to life science research reagents of all kinds.

Our reagent technology transfer team works with you as an extension of your Tech Transfer Office to expand and commercialise your portfolio of reagents. Through our global network of 200 life sciences companies we promote our portfolio of globally sourced, diverse and unique research reagents, generating additional revenue for you. Our mission is to make life science research reagents widely and easily available to accelerate life science research. This is supported on the ground by the network of Ximbassadors.

What's in it for the Ximbassador?

Being a Ximbassador enables your university’s life sciences PhDs, post-docs and lab technicians to:

  • put their research into context within the wider regulatory and professional environment
  • understand the business/ commercial aspects of the life sciences industry
  • gain transferable skills that are vital for their future career success
  • experience working in a commercial environment
  • establish a broad network of connections
  • add unique work experience to their CVs.

Find out how you could benefit from the Ximbassador Programme