Enterprise Development

Services for Academics

Discoveries, knowledge and expertise generated by QUB inventors is a vital element in the creation of new products and processes.  Assessing the potential Intellectual Property (IP) in research results is a vital early step in deciding a commercialisation strategy.  R&E has the expertise to advise QUB inventors on matters relating to the protection of intellectual property, instructing patent agents to draft patent applications and oversee the management of the application.

First Steps

  • If you have made a discovery whilst at QUB which you believe could be commercialised for significant financial or social benefit, please report your innovation .   

From Patent to License to Income

  • When your invention is reported to R&E, it is evaluated for patentability and commercial potential. 


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