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We have been licensing research tools for over a decade and can therefore fully support you through the process.
Research tools are assets produced over the course of your research that are ready to be licensed without further development. They can be licensed to companies for internal research use, for use as part of a product or for commercial distribution.
Browse research tools currently available for licensing.
Licensing demonstrates the value of your work, accelerates others’ research and can be included as an example of impact in a grant application.
As there is no need to go through the process of filing a patent, there is no delay on research publication.
You retain academic rights so you are also free to distribute materials freely to academic colleagues and collaborators under a Materials Transfer Agreement.
As the intellectual property creator, your revenue share can be taken personally or donated to your Department for research use.
As the assets are ready to go, the process does not require a large time commitment from you.
We also reduce the time involved by providing comprehensive commercial, administrative and due diligence support.
Once you have got in touch we will organise a convenient time for you to tell us about your idea and why you think it might be commercially interesting.
If we both decide to proceed, we will carry out the due diligence and then sign a revenue sharing agreement with you.
Once we have engaged with a company that wants to take a licence, we will consult with you, negotiate terms and arrange the agreements. We will work with you to transfer the research tool to the company and ensure that any revenue is collected and shared with you.
It’s never too early to get in touch. Whether you have the seed of a research tool idea, or an opportunity that is already well defined, we encourage you to get in touch for a confidential discussion to see if we can help you take it forward.