The IP & Commercialisation Team provide an institution-wide service for the protection and exploitation of intellectual property via licensing and spin-out company formation. It works closely with Colleges to select high value opportunities and works with academic teams to execute agreed exploitation plans.
The team provides a range of support through opportunity evaluation, IP protection, securing incubation funding, customer engagement, marketing, business planning, and negotiation of commercial agreement terms. For spin-out ventures the team manages and supports the university’s strategic partnership with venture capital investor IP Group plc. This partnership provides selected projects with access to the IP Group's company creation/building expertise and investment funds.