We have 50 ongoing Intellectual Property (IP) exploitation projects, which have generated an income of more than £1million.

We have 13 spin out companies with a combined value of around £16million.

Some of our key collaborators include: BAE Systems, Boeing, DeBeers, DSTL, Dupont, Dyson, EDF Energy, Lilly, Lloyds, L’Oreal, Lush, Plessey Semiconductors, QinetiQ, Shell, South West Water, Syngenta, The White Company and Willis.

What IIB does

Develop Impact

We can help you:

Connect partners

We can help you:

  • Gain market intelligence on needs and trends in particular sectors;
  • Organise and run sector networks and workshops to get to know businesses;
  • Identify and manage key contacts in business (we manage the University’s contacts database);
  • Manage strategic corporate partners to develop long-lasting benefits;
  • Engage regional partners and projects;
  • Identify and link with international business partners;
  • Find like-minded academic partners across the University.

Create opportunities

We can help you:

  • Bid for direct research funds from industry and government;
  • Develop business collaborations to leverage RCUK/ EU bids;
  • Prepare for tenders for Government and business funding opportunities;
  • Assess the value of new opportunities;
  • Build opportunities for employability with key business partners eg, placements, course lecturing etc;
  • Structure relationships through MOUs, Agreements;
  • Negotiate with partners.

Generate value

We can help you:

  • Build R&D projects with partners that really add value;
  • Secure Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funding for your projects;
  • Manage Intellectual Property (IP) issues;
  • Set up ventures eg spin outs, joint ventures etc;
  • Find mentors and management teams for ventures;
  • Seek investment funding and other sources of finance for ventures;
  • Set up and manage consultancy projects;
  • Develop education business partnerships such as degree apprenticeships, partnered degree programmes and CPD;
  • Find funding to develop partnership projects eg, Link Fund, Open Innovation funds.

Get in touch

To find out more about how IIB could support you, contact your Theme Lead or College Business Partner. Any member of the team will be happy to help.