Brunel is an internationally renowned university at the leading edge of global research. An emphasis on collaborative and applied research provides a focus on creating socio-economic impact and commercial benefits - from bringing new products to market and developing the latest science and technology to offering innovative solutions for complex business problems.
Brunel has established longstanding contract research, knowledge transfer and collaborative R & D partnerships with some of the world’s largest corporations, as well as with many innovative SMEs. The University is skilled at securing matched funding for projects from government departments and the Technology Strategy Board, and from agencies including Research Councils and the EU.
A dedicated team of professionals in the Research Support & Development Office at Brunel ensures that legal, contractual and Intellectual Property issues are fully managed and that the relationship between Brunel academics and their counterparts within collaborating companies is supported.
Brunel’s Commercialisation Team has responsibility for the commercial exploitation of the technological IP and other outputs of the University’s research, transferring value-adding innovation and inventions into the external market. This process includes appropriate IP protection through patent filings; establishing proof of concept; engaging with market customers to validate and confirm value propositions; and producing working prototypes to demonstrate relevance for intended applications.
The Commercialisation Team is staffed by experienced professionals from business, and works closely with industrial partners to develop and add value thorough cutting edge technology. With access to seed capital, venture capital, business angel and loan finance, it has established both exclusive and non-exclusive licensing agreements with major companies, and has also established a number of successful spinout companies.
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