Intellectual Property (IP) enables the inventor or originator of a creative work to benefit or allow others to benefit (financially or otherwise) without it being unfairly appropriated by another.

Inventions and IP in its widest sense can result in commercially valuable new products, manufacturing methods, healthcare treatments and can bring other benefits to society.

Imperial Innovations was established in 1986 by Imperial College to protect and exploit commercial opportunities arising from the research base of Imperial College, primarily in the fields of science, engineering and medicine.

If you feel that the study that you are going to undertake might generate IP, please contact Imperial Innovations through one of their technology transfer teams.