Commercialisation and Technology Transfer

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Commercialisation & Technology Transfer

Transforming innovative ideas into new products and services

New technologies, processes and knowledge regularly emerge from the University of Kent's impressive research portfolio. Through technology transfer, this intellectual property can be applied to achieve real-world impact, commercial success and industry innovation. We are adopting the recommendations from the Independent Review of University Spin-outs and TenU’s University Spin-out Investment Terms and can help you:  

  • Access our innovative technology via IP licensing
  • Work with our academic experts to co-develop intellectual property
  • Collaborate with our spin-out companies
  • Discuss opportunities to invest in our emerging spin-out companies.

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Discover pioneering cancer diagnostic technology

Rapid pin-prick technology that could save the lives of millions.

We offer guidance on:

  • All aspects of Intellectual Property evaluation, protection (patent, copyright, trademarks, design rights and know-how) and utility/access models
  • The University of Kent's IP policy
  • Funding applications, including letters of support and IP terms
  • Due diligence and IP ownership issues
  • Contractual terms associated with IP exploitation rights
  • Material that can stop super-sonic impacts

    An opportunity to revolutionise both the defence and planetary science sectors.

    This novel protein-based family of materials, named TSAM (Talin Shock Absorbing Materials), represents the first known example of a SynBio (or synthetic biology) material capable of absorbing supersonic projectile impacts.

    A pioneering application for making proteins

    Making protein-based healthcare therapeutics faster and more efficiently.

    Working with FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, the School of Biosciences developed a pioneering application for creating proteins which will improve yield, speed and efficiencies in the biotechnology industry to create proteins by using bacteria.

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    What is Intellectual Property?

    Intellectual property (IP) deals with the formulation, usage, and subsequent commercialisation of original, creative work. IP is pervasive in every business/industry and underpins the monetisation of technology and data; IP is generated on a daily basis and includes new inventions, research tools, materials, services, software, questionnaires, financial tools, algorithms, chemical & biological processes, manufacturing methods, restoration & preservation techniques, and teaching materials.