As with all research projects, careful consideration should be given to Intellectual Property at all stages – application, implementation and post project where results and outcomes need protecting.
With a greater business-oriented approach in Horizon 2020, more emphasis is placed on turning research outcomes and technological developments into value-creating products and services. In this context, proper IP management becomes crucial.
- Comprehensive guidance on IP in Horizon 2020 is provided by the European IPR Helpdesk via factsheets on the management of IP throughout the life-cycle of a project. These factsheets can be accessed here.
- If you have general IP questions at application stage, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For specific FP7/Horizon2020-related IP rights management questions, please contact the IP Management team email@example.com.
- To identify, protect and market technologies arising from FP7/Horizon 2020 research, through licensing, spin-out company formation, and material sales, please contact Oxford University Innovation Limited (email: firstname.lastname@example.org ). For support with arranging consultancy services to external organizations, please contact Oxford University Consulting (OUC) (email: email@example.com).
Wholly owned by the University of Oxford, Oxford University Innovation Limited manages the University’s intellectual property portfolio. It has three main areas of activity:
- Technology Transfer helps Oxford University researchers to commercialise intellectual property arising from their research. They work with researchers to identify, protect and market technologies through a range of activities, including patenting, sourcing translational funding, licensing, spin-out company formation (including raising investment), material sales, and start-up incubation.
- Oxford University Consulting (OUC) supports researchers undertaking consultancies. OUC manages all the contractual and administrative aspects, minimising the administrative burden while protecting both academic interests and those of the University. OUC also supports departments to undertake services work.
- Oxentia provides consulting expertise and advice in technology transfer and innovation management to clients across the public and private sectors around the world.