Research and analysis

Commercialisation of university intellectual property

Research into issues around the commercialisation of university intellectual property (IP).



This research aims to increase understanding of how the commercialisation of university IP is currently working and identify opportunities for improvement.

The research focuses on 2 specific types of commercialisation:

  • licensing the use of university IP to an external company
  • ‘spinning-out’ a new company to develop and exploit university IP
Published 12 April 2018