Commercialsation at Kent

Commercialisation and Tech Transfer

Transforming innovative ideas into new products and services

  The Technology Transfer office works 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). This includes supporting businesses (public, private and third sector) wanting to access and commercialise cutting-edge innovation and technology developed at Kent.  

Technology Transfer

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.

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We offer guidance on:

  • All aspects of Intellectual Property evaluation, protection (Patent, copyright, trademarks, design rights and know-how) and utility/access models;
  • Our institutional IP policy;
  • Funding applications, including letters of support and IP terms;
  • Due diligence and IP ownership issues; and
  • Contractual terms associated with IP exploitation rights.
  • Research Translation

    It’s important that the University’s outcomes have utility, value, and impact in society. We are delighted to be among only 50 universities in the UK to have secured funding from UKRI’s Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) scheme. This IAA funding awarded to Kent by the AHRC, BBSRC and MRC will enable researchers across large parts of the University to be supported to achieve even greater real-world impact.

    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.