Workshop on IP Management and Commercialisation

2 November 2023

National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Research from large, publicly funded projects often aims to address gaps in our understanding of, or capacity to address, key societal, industrial or governance challenges. To this extent, Horizon Europe and other funding platforms have increasingly placed a great deal of emphasis on commercialising or otherwise exploiting research outputs.

However, the skills and considerations necessary for successful commercialisation are seldom taught to scientists, who are also expected to contribute to open-access publications, datasets and other deliverables. This workshop is specifically designed to help researchers in Horizon Europe projects understand the benefits of commercialisation, the IP considerations surrounding both commercial and non-commercial exploitation plans, managing IP during and after projects and practical advice for valuing and approaching the market.

This workshop will feature:

  • An overview of commercialisation from speakers Lindsay Smith and Phil Bishop
  • Guest talks from Barker Brettell Patent Attorneys, Nick Braddon and Jon Myers
  • A fireside chat with company representatives and researchers with commercialisation experience
  • An opportunity to speak 1:1 about your own IP and projects in an IP clinic with IP and commercialisation experts

The half-day workshop will take place in the afternoon of November 2nd, 2023: attendees are able to join live in person or virtually via Zoom, please specify how you will join on the registration form.

The in person workshop is limited to 100 participants. Registration is free, and the workshop will cover refreshments. Participants are expected to cover their own expenses for travel, accommodation and breakfast.

Please register your interest to participate.

To ensure we have a diverse and relevant audience please note completing this form does not automatically guarantee you a place.  The organising team will be in touch with further information or acceptance to attend.

Registration will close 16 October 2023

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 101000858 (TechOceanS). This output reflects only the author’s view and the Research Executive Agency (REA) cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

Event dates: 
Thursday 2 November 2023 - 13:00