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Managing intellectual property and technology transfer inquiry

Inquiry

The Science and Technology Committee launches its new inquiry into Managing intellectual property and technology transfer.

In addition to being centres of learning, universities have increasingly focused on commercialising their research outputs. Dame Ann Dowling's July 2015 Review of Business-University Research Collaborations commented that in universities "there is a tension between the desire to earn short-term income from their Intellectual Property and the need to deliver wider public benefit, and potentially greater long-term return on investment from this IP. The emphasis needs to shift towards the latter, and this must be reflected in Technology Transfer Office funding models and success metrics. … This area remains a major source of frustration for both academics and businesses."

Reports, special reports and government responses

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10th Report - Managing intellectual property and technology transfer
Inquiry Managing intellectual property and technology transfer inquiry
HC 755
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Oral evidence transcripts

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11 January 2017
Inquiry Managing intellectual property and technology transfer inquiry
Witnesses Joseph Johnson MP, Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Jenny Dibden, Director of Science and Research, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and Sean Dennehey, Acting Chief Executive and Comptroller General, Intellectual Property Office.
Oral Evidence
14 December 2016
Inquiry Managing intellectual property and technology transfer inquiry
Witnesses Mark Anderson, The Law Society IP Law Committee, and Dr Daniel Nelki, Science to Health Lead, Wellcome Trust; Professor Dame Ann Dowling, President, Royal Academy of Engineering, and Professor Trevor McMillan, Vice-Chancellor, Keele University
Oral Evidence
22 November 2016
Inquiry Managing intellectual property and technology transfer inquiry
Witnesses Dr Will West, Executive Chairman, CellCentric and Member, BioIndustry Association Board, Felicity Burch, Head of Innovation and Digital, CBI, and Richard North, Head of IP Protection Licensing and Control, Rolls-Royce; Anne Glover, Co-founder and Chief Executive, Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd, Chris Mairs, Venture Partner, Entrepreneur First, and Mike Conroy, Executive Director, Corporate and Commercial Banking, British Bankers’ Association
Oral Evidence
Universities Scotland (MIP0030)
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (MIP0040)
inventtory Limited (MIP0039)

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