Commercialising research

Knowledge Transfer activities that enable the use of research beyond academia offer significant benefits to academic staff:

  • open up new collaborations, data sets and funding sources,
  • provide opportunities for impact
  • generate income
  • raises new areas of research activity
  • funders are more frequently requesting the engagement of collaborators

It is the University’s policy to encourage all employees to consider the commercial opportunities for any inventions that arise from their research. There are many ‘mechanisms’ which an academic can use to collaborate. 

The teams in Research and Enterprise will assist academics in choosing and undertaking the correct route to commercialising or exploiting their research. Professional support in commercialising Intellectual Property (IP) is available for all academics, comprising the Business Development Team, The IP and Legal Team, and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Team

Find out more about the mechansims for commercialising research and considerations before undertaking this work by following the links below or download the Commercialising research guidelines (MS Word  , 86kb)