This section provides researchers with information and guidance on what is IP, how you can create
and protect IP, understanding how you can commercialise IP and the importance
The University believes that IP created by staff
through research should be protected and used to strengthen its economic and
social impact on society. Our mission is to establish the best possible
environment for IP to be created and accessed by society based on the
- Encourage innovation and impact and provide
incentives such as internal investment, recognition and financial
- Develop talented research staff who wish to create
impact from their research through a range of CPD activities particularly for
early career researchers.
- Provide routes to collaborate with external
partners and associates including business contacts, investors, policy
makers, charities, funders and other contacts to help maximise the impact of
Researchers IP Toolkit
The resources below have been developed to help you manage and
commercialise IP you create at the University in line with USW policies and UK
Intellectual Property law.
Please contact the RISe team if you are interested
in commercialising your IP.