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Dr Derek Palmer

Managing Director

Derek, the founder of ProspectIP, is a proven IP and innovation practitioner with a strong entrepreneurial background and a passion for technology commercialisation.

He has over 20 years’ experience in technology commercialisation and has had first-hand experience in starting, financing, developing, and commercialising IP rich businesses.

Derek has co-founded two IP rich technology businesses, a number of other non technology based businesses and has a clear understanding of how IP should be managed – and how it adds value to a company.

Extensive experience in the commercial exploitation of all types of intellectual property assets and rights

Co-founder of two venture capital backed start-up companies based on his research

Involved in the commercialisation of a number of innovations in the UK and North America

Significant experience in commercial and technical project management and in raising funds from both Private and Public sectors

Non-executive Director of a number of technology companies