IP & Commercialisation

RSIO delivers the University's technology venturing support in collaboration with academic staff, College Business Development teams and senior management. We also work with various external partners including IP Group plc, Scottish Enterprise, the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and the UK Research Councils.

The IP & Commercialisation team provide a University-wide service to help protect and exploit our intellectual property through licensing and spin-out company formation. It works closely with colleges to select high value opportunities and works with academic teams to develop and execute agreed exploitation plans.

The team provides a range of support, including 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.

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