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Cambridge Enterprise handles the sharing of licensing revenue with inventors and departments in accordance with the University’s Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy.
Most researchers work through Cambridge Enterprise to commercialise their IP (opt-in). If their funding allows, researchers can choose to commercialise their IP independently (opt-out).
The tables below show the revenue sharing policy for opt-in and opt-out for registrable IP. Net income is income received by Cambridge Enterprise less expenditure on:
Cambridge Enterprise distributes income equally between inventors and other relevant creators identified by the inventors, unless advised otherwise in writing.
|Net income||Inventor(s)||Department(s)||Cambridge Enterprise|
|First £100,000 (£152,016 RPI*)||90%||5%||5%|
|Next £100,000 (£152,016 RPI*)||60%||20%||20%|
|Above £200,000 (£304,032 RPI*)||34%||33%||33%|
|First £50,000 (£76,008 RPI*)||100%||0%||0%|
|Above £50,000 (£76,008 RPI*)||85%||7.5%||7.5%|
*The RPI adjusted threshold, as per direction of the 2005 IPR Policy (that is, adjusted for the period 12/12/2005 to 31/01/2021). For income received during the agreement’s life, thresholds will be RPI adjusted from the date of the receipt of the income back to 12/12/2005, before income is calculated and distributed to the parties listed above.