Commercialisation activities are an important part of the University’s enterprise activity, offering a valuable interface between our research expertise and its potential users. The Research & Enterprise Office provides a high level of support to Schools undertaking commercialisation activities, including strategic development alliances, license agreements and setting up spin-out companies.
Our focus is to help you maximise the benefits to you, and your research, from commercialisation activities – utilising our networks, market analysis and working within the University’s knowledge exchange policies.
The Research Development Manager aligned to your School can support you, helping you to identify and exploit opportunities to commercialise your research outcomes. They can advise you on a range of issues including;
The Team will help with contract negotiations, (through the Contracts Manager), authorisation from the university for official acceptance of contracts and, once your commercial activity is off the ground, brief colleagues in the Finance Office to facilitate project set-up.
Further detail is available in the University’s Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy Document.
For more information about commercialising your research, please contact your aligned representative in the Research & Enterprise Office.