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Get clear on intellectual property (IP). Understand the ins and outs of copyright, design rights, patents and trademarks. Our team of experts will support you in patent applications, funding, due diligence and royalties and can partner with you to enhance impact through engagement with external partners. The team supports the translation of the University’s research portfolio into commercial solutions.

Commercialisation of technology

The team have extensive experience supporting researchers with commercialisation and provide support with undertaking due diligence, market assessments, leading on commercial licence negotiations with external parties and supporting company formation.

Translational funding

Translational funding is an important tool in bridging the gap between early-stage technologies and commercialisation and the team can help with applications for development and translation funding.

IP portfolio management

The team manage the University IP portfolio and work closely with licensees on IP strategies for licenced patents and know how. The team can also help by providing advice on a range of IP matters including copyright, design rights, patents and trademarks and they can help with patent applications and patent prosecution. More information can be found below.

Post-deal management

The team manage post-agreement compliance for all deals relating to IP, including assignations, options, material transfer agreements, inter-institutional agreements and licenses. Management activities include:

  • patent and legal cost tracking
  • patent cost recovery
  • activity reporting to internal and external stakeholders
  • income distribution
  • financial reporting

Speak to me to see how we can help

Hello, I’m Christian Ziar and I head up the Technology Transfer team. We oversee the identification, translation and commercialisation of impactful innovation and manage the University’s IP portfolio. The team are here to support the protection and commercialisation of research that shapes ground-breaking innovation.

Christian Ziar
Head of Technology Transfer

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