Universities work to commercialise research in order to produce beneficial economic impact and as a part of their broader missions to deliver benefit to society. This work, which includes licensing and spin-outs, is part of a much wider approach to economic impact delivered through higher education institutions (HEIs). Following a call for evidence from the Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into Managing intellectual property and technology transfer, launched on 7 July, we have been please to submit a response which provides a broad perspective from Scottish universities, which covers:-
- The role of universities and Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) in research Commercialisation.
- The role of research commercialisation in economic impact.
- Sharing best practice and developing strategies.
- Engaging with SMEs.
- Measures to assist research commercialisation.
You can download our full submission here
Read the Science and Technology Committee’s call for evidence here