Intellectual property and commercialisation guide

A guide to commercialising research, including intellectual property, patents, licensing, collaboration agreements and spin-out companies.



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EPSRC guidance on commercialising your research covering key areas, including:

  • intellectual property, patents and business knowledge
  • collaboration agreements
  • ways to commercialise, including licensing, assignment and spin-out companies
  • role of the technology transfer office.

This is the integrated website of the 7 research councils, Research England and Innovate UK.
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