IP commercialisation explained

This section of our website has been especially commissioned and designed for University of Manchester academics, staff and research students. Its aim is to increase the awareness of Intellectual Property (IP) and demonstrate the benefits of its commercialisation to the University and you, the IP generator.

You will find sections on:

  • The different types of IP
  • How to commercialise IP via a licence or spin-out company
  • Academic materials
  • Research contracts & consultancy

Each section provides an overview of each topic followed by a link to a specific Researcher's Guide should you wish to read up on the subject in more depth.

We hope that this resource gives you a valuable insight into the types of IP which can be used to protect novel ideas/inventions. Should you wish to speak to someone about your innovation, please contact your research area specific UMIP Commercialisation Executive.