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The Cracking Ideas website provides free education resources, competitions and lesson plans to help students and teachers discover intellectual property. They provide clearly structured curriculum-linked sessions to help you explain and explore IP with your students across a range of subjects.
The Think Kit resource pack is specifically designed to help teachers of GCSE or NQ Business Studies, Media Studies, Design Technology or Music get students thinking about innovation and how they can protect and benefit from their ideas.
IP Tutor is an online tool providing a basic grounding on IP rights as well as covering commercialising IP. It also includes a library of resources for lecturers to use in lessons.
The Future Innovators Toolkit (FIT) helps teachers get their A Level STEM students thinking about intellectual property (IP), how to protect it and where it fits in the commercialisation process.
IP for universities
Whether you’re a student, lecturer, researcher or university management, we have tools to help you identify and develop your IP. Broken down into the four areas you should be able to find what you need.
- University and business collaboration agreements: Lambert Toolkit
- IP Tutor
- IP Tutor Plus
- IP for Research
- Asset Management Guide
- case studies
To delve into what IP is and how it works you can start with the IP Tutor tool. This can help you identify what types of IP are relevant to your course and find out the basics. To find out how IP is dealt with in universities and other useful resources you can check out our university case studies. If you’re wanting to uncover more about how IP relates to a business, why not take a look at some of our business case studies.
IP Tutor is a good place to start to help you identify the most relevant aspects of IP for your students and yourself. IP Tutor also includes a library of resources which you can use to plan lectures. IP Tutor Plus is a series of lecturer resources to help you engage with your students. Like IP Tutor, this includes 4 modules covering STEM, Creative, Humanities and Law, Business & Accounting subjects.
We have some university case studies which demonstrate how some universities are engaging with their students on IP. There are also some business case studies which can help you relate IP to your students and identify its importance to them now and in the future.
IP for Research provides a series of tools to improve your knowledge on how IP and commercialisation fit with your research.
If you’re looking at working with businesses through the university then why not take a look at the University and business collaboration agreements: Lambert Toolkit. The Lambert agreements are a set of collaboration agreements designed to ensure you and those you work with have considered any implications of your collaboration.
Management of a universities IP portfolio is important to a sound business strategy. The Intellectual Asset Management Guide will help you make the most out of the IP created at your university.
The University and business collaboration agreements: Lambert Toolkit is a useful set of collaboration agreements for when the university is working with businesses. Both of these tools can help your university enact a sound IP strategy.