The first, essential step in technology commercialisation is for you to tell the Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation (IPC) team about the work you’re doing. 

It is never too early for you to talk to us about an idea you’re working on. You may have had a flash of inspiration, or you may have a fully-working prototype. There is no wrong time to let us know about your work.

Most academic research that has commercial potential will require intellectual property protection. It is therefore important that you let us know about it before you publish or share information about the work publicly. This will allow us to secure a strong IP position, which will prove advantageous in the future development of your ideas.

You can talk to us in absolute confidence. We will not discuss your ideas with other parties without your express consent.