Commercialisation of intellectual property

The University has an approved governance process for undertaking the commercialisation of the University of Plymouth’s Knowledge Base and its intellectual capital. The process recognises the University’s IP Policy, Terms and Conditions for staff and students and the Schedule of Delegated Authority.

The simple ‘gated’ steps explained below, give an overview of the processes contained within the governance procedures and these serve to provide you with a simple overview model of the University’s IP commercialisation processes and what is involved. The process given below also includes a glossary of some of the more common terms use throughout this process.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FoSE) has a dedicated IP Commercialisation Committee, as a mechanism to encourage and focus the faculty’s research impact agenda, which was formed in early 2016.