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, providing opportunities for collaboration and licensing of new technologies.

Our experienced team work with our world-leading academics to help turn innovative ideas and technologies into new products and services; offering advice and support for all aspects of Intellectual Property (IP) evaluation, protection, and utility (licensing, spin-out, start-up and assignment). 

We also help public, private and third sector organisations to access and commercialise cutting-edge innovation and technology developed at Kent.    

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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.