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Commercialisation and Enterprise activities are supported by three teams within RKES - the Commercial Team, the Enterprise Team and the Investment Team. Together these three teams make up Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network (SEN): the University’s company creation resource.

Commercialisation Team
The Commercialisation Team supports opportunities progressing towards a commercial outcome in accordance with the University's Investment and Commercial Policy and Process. The Team provides a range of services to help academic staff turn their research ideas into a strong commercial proposition, including: 

  • intellectual property advice
  • commercial opportunity analysis
  • commercialisation funding applications
  • management of commercial advisory panels
  • business plan and company formation support
  • licence negotiation
  • industry liaison

The Commercialisation Team has the following members: 

Enterprise Team
The Enterprise Team encourages students, staff and alumni from all University faculties and years of graduation to develop enterprise skills and consider entrepreneurship as a viable career option. The Enterprise Team supports students and alumni with new venture creation based on their own IP and runs a number of programmes which involve alumni in the University’s enterprise ecosystem. The programmes managed by the Enterprise Team includes:

 The Enterprise Team has the following members:

Investment Team 
The Investment Team manages the activity linked to the University’s overall investment strategy to achieve commercial returns or investment from a portfolio of high growth potential companies based on the expertise, capability and IPRs of Strathclyde’s staff, students and alumni. In addition to managing the investment portfolio of spin-out companies, the Team also manages the pipeline and activity of the Strathclyde Entrepreneurs Fund (SEF). SEF is a vital financial resource enabling supporters of the University to offer up capital for the creation, development and early stage growth of innovative ventures from University staff, students and alumni.

The Investment Team has the following members: 

 For general enquiries please email or call 0141 548 2775.

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The Commercialisation and Enterprise Team activity contribute to Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network

Find out about our technologies available for licensing

Find out about our spin-out companies

Read about the development of a powerful new antibiotic treatment for deadly infections which has been licensed by MGB Biopharma.

Read about one of Strathclyde's successful spin-out companies that licensed our revolutionary tidal turbine technology.

Find out how we can support growing businesses

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