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The Knowledge Transfer Office deals with collaborations with industry, protecting intellectual property, commercialising technology and accessing funding. How can we help you?

You may have had an introduction to us in one of your lectures. You can download a copy of the presentation here [PDF].


Interested in a placement with a company?

Some of our collaborations result in placement opportunities for students. These may be as part of your course or as additional experience that will make you more employable once you graduate. We have recently launched the industry placements website through which you can apply for such opportunities.


Do you have an idea?

As part of their coursework or dissertation, students may generate intellectual property with their supervisors. It is important to identify whether or not such intellectual property has commercial value and if so, if and how it may be protected. We can guide you as to what your rights are.

It is also common for projects or dissertations carried out as part of your coursework to contain confidential information. It is important that you are aware of and respect any confidentiality obligations. Disclosing confidential information may prevent the possibility to protect intellectual property.

If you are interested in publishing your work, you should do so with the permission of the Faculty Board as stated in the IP Policy


Technology which is ready for market

One of the key roles of the Knowledge Transfer Office is to commercialise technology. This may take the form of a licensing agreement, a spin-out or a start-up company. If you would like support in taking a technology to market we would be interested in talking to you. Have a look at some of the projects we are in the process of commercialising by clicking here.


Starting your own business...

The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation offers a Masters in Knowledge-Based Entrepreneurship. The Centre also oversees the TAKEOFF Business Incubator, offering a location on campus for your new business and services that will improve the chances of its success. You can even benefit from special student rates!

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Last Updated: 1 July 2019

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