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IP management that makes your research go further

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IP management that makes your research go further

Find out how we can help you maximise the impact of your research activities

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ProspectIP services

ProspectIP is an innovation, research commercialisation and intellectual property management company based in Leicester.  We offer a comprehensive range of services for universities and research-intensive organisations.


Research Commercialisation: STEM 

ProspectIP helps universities to commercialise their STEM-based research. We have worked with more than 20 higher education institutions in the UK and overseas to successfully commercialise their research.

As well as evidencing the impact and societal benefit of research activities, our STEM commercialisation can help you identify, evaluate, protect, develop and commercialise your research.

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Research Commercialisation: non-STEM

While the commercialisation pipeline for STEM research is well-established, research within the non-STEM disciplines such as social sciences and humanities are often ignored in the context of knowledge exchange or commercialisation.

ProspectIP has a clear specialism in helping universities and higher education institutions to both commercialise their non-STEM research and identify the impact and societal benefit of their output.

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IP Management and Development

Intellectual property is a valuable asset. Knowing what IP you have, how valuable it is and how best to further develop it, provides significant competitive and financial benefits. For many organisations however it can be a challenge to manage, protect and develop their IP.

ProspectIP offers specialist expertise to help universities and research intensive organisations make the most of their valuable intellectual assets and research activities.

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Research Excellence Framework Service

Impact is of increasing importance to funders, in particular UKRI and Research England. Since 2007, RCUK (now UKRI) has required university researchers to describe the potential impact from the research and what will be done to enhance the likelihood of it being realised.

ProspectIP works with a number of universities, helping them to turn their research output into impact case studies for REF 2021.

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Knowledge Exchange Framework Service

The Knowledge Exchange Framework was proposed by the UK Government in October 2017. KEF will give more information on university performance in knowledge exchange: how they share knowledge, expertise and other assets for economic and societal benefit.

ProspectIP can support you through KEF and help you identify and develop the research outputs that enhance your HEBCIS return.

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Intellectual Property Training with Impact 

ProspectIP has a range of training courses and content to help universities and research intensive organisations boost intellectual property awareness.

From understanding what IP is, through to the methods to protect and commercialise it, our training content allows organisations to rapidly and cost-effectively raise IP awareness level among both researchers and employees.

Intellectual property news and opinion

Oxford University and LSE highlight value of non-STEM research activity

Universities are starting to realise the benefits from research generated by non-STEM subjects such as social science and humanities, according…

Guide to current Knowledge Exchange Funding through HEIF

ProspectIP explain how knowledge exchange funding for universities and other higher education institutions is currently calculated and allocated. Knowledge exchange…

Technology Readiness Level scale explained

Peter McLeod of ProspectIP explains the Technology Readiness Scale and how each level is defined. If you are involved in research commercialisation…

The hidden value of IP – Inngot report for the IPO

In today’s knowledge-based, innovation-driven economy, intellectual property (IP) accounts for an increasing share of organisational value. Although the contribution made…

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To boost your research commercialisation efforts, or to find out how ProspectIP can help you to maximise the impact of your research, contact us at or call 0845 625 4825.