Commercialisation of Intellectual Property in SMEs and Academia.
Innovation has been identified by the government as a key way for the UK to gain and maintain competitive advantage in an increasingly global marketplace, and our ability to invent, design and produce innovative goods and services that meet customer needs is vitally important to the future prosperity of the UK.
For the UK to increase its long-term prosperity, it needs to become a front runner in the supply of knowledge-based goods and services. To become a front runner, it is critical to create a platform for a robust innovation and Intellectual Property (IP) commercialisation process that will release the existing latent IP within the UK. ProspectIP, an innovation initiative of De Montfort University, was formed in 2007 to assist businesses and HE institutions in the East Midlands to commercialise their IP.
ProspectIP is currently partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and consortium partners (De Montfort University, Northampton University, University of Lincoln, University of Derby and NHS Innovations East Midlands).
What do we ofer:
Currently all of the above services are free to businesses in the East Midlands region and to our consortium partners.
A Leicester businessman worked with ProspectIP to commercialise the Bagrak, a device that fits in the boot of a car. Bagrak secures shopping bags and other items to keep them safe and upright
An East Midlandsbased inventor with experience in both the pharmaceutical and research sectors approached ProspectIP for support to commercialise his patented ampoule opener.
ProspectIP plans to role out its offering nationwide during the third quarter of 2010.
For more information, contact:
Dr Derek Palmer
Head of ProspectIP
Tel: 011 6257 7233
Added the 07 October 2009 in category Innovation UK Vol5-2