IP & Commercialisation

Strathclyde Inspire: Commercialisation

For staff and post-graduate researchers wishing to create impact from the intellectual property they've generated, Strathclyde Inspire offers support through the Commercialisation Stage Gated Process: providing resource and the support of dedicated IP & Commercialisation Managers until a successful outcome is achieved.

Successful outcomes include, but are not limited to, licensing to an existing commercial partner or forming a new spin-out company.

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Spin-out ecosystem

Consistently ranked in the UK top 10 for company creation activity (Spinouts UK Survey), Strathclyde has one of the UK’s most dynamic and successful ecosystems for the creation and spin-out of innovation-driven enterprises.  

Inventor Portal

The first step to creating impact is to submit a record of your invention or idea on the Inventor Portal, or to contact one of the team. We are always happy to explain the support that can be provided and to discuss your own entrepreneurial aspirations. 

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University Court Minute

Royalty income from licensing activity at the University is disbursed to staff & researcher inventors according to this University Court Minute.

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Stage-gated process

Laura Gray
Laura Gray, Technician, Education

"I was awarded Gate 1 funding to explore the patentability of my model of a cyclotron for schools."

Ivan Andonovic, Professor in Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Ivan Andonovic, Professor, Electronic & Electrical Engineering

“I was awarded Gate 2 funding for a commercial champion to connect the project with potential end customers.”

Recipient of Stage gated process
Karyn Ross, Senior Teaching Fellow, Biomedical Engineering

"I was awarded Gate 3 funding for travel to meet our licensee and secure the deal."

Blair Johnson
Blair Johnston, Professor, Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences

“I was approved at Gate 4 to launch the University spin-out, ULab - currently tracking room usage to help keep the Strathclyde community safe."