Staffordshire University has recently become an Easy Access Innovation University, an initiative co-founded by Kings College London and the Universities of Glasgow and Bristol.
Easy Access Innovation Universities promote new ways of sharing Intellectual Property (IP) to make it easier for Universities and industry to work together.
As part of its commitment to stimulate innovation and long term economic growth, Staffordshire University will offer a portfolio of technologies through Easy Access IP, enabling companies to access IP for free, using straightforward agreements.
Commercialising IP can sometimes be problematic either because it is at an early stage or presents potential risks to the investors. By offering free access to University IP, partners can evaluate it and put it to use quickly.
Stuart Brown, Senior Business Development Manager for Enterprise and Commercial Development said: “Staffordshire University is committed to disseminating as much knowledge and expertise into the community as possible. We feel that by giving some of our IP away for free we will be able to build strong long-term relationships with companies that want to work with us.”
The initiative was officially launched at the Make it North Staffordshire Manufacturing event hosted by the North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce at The Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent.
To find out more about Easy Access IP at Staffordshire University contact (01782) 294 178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.