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How to get Involved

If you have some undisclosed, novel research that you think can be transferred into Intellectual Property in return for a commercial benefit, please get in touch with us. If your IP is not disclosed to us as soon as possible, the opportunity could be developed elsewhere, reducing significantly the scope for Bradford to gain first commercial advantage.

These are some of the guiding principles and questions for the University and yourself to consider when thinking of commercialising:

  • Do you have a clear commercial case?
  • Can we establish an IP strategy to manage the idea?
  • Will your research attract resources (people and money) to achieve commercial proof of concept?
  • Can commercialising this research obtain a financial return to University and Inventors?
  • Inventions from academics and professional University staff are owned by the University (as per University IP Policy)
  • Need to seek and actively engage external partners to develop and commercialise research
  • Opportunities can enter or exit the commercialisation process at any stage

Once we start the process of commercialising your research, there are a number of possible stages we will take you through.