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Why Commercialise?

Successful exploitation of intellectual property provides a financial return to both business and the University and the local economy through spin-out company creation, joint ventures / co-development (spin-in company and collaborative research and development), licensing and sale of intellectual capital.

As an academic, you can benefit by:

  • applying your research to meet market and customer needs.
  • working with experts who can move the commercialisation of your project on, allowing you to still focus on your research.
  • creating wealth for yourself, your School and the University.
  • getting the opportunity to work with different people with novel insights and knowledge.
  • progressing your career from gaining new skills.
  • Accessing translational research funding.
  • creating and working with a spin out company.

Read interviews with University of Bradford Academics, Sue Barton IP success and Laurence Patterson IP Success on how they view their experience of commercialising their research.