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About ProspectIP

Intellectual property management that helps you take your research further

About us

ProspectIP® is an innovation, research commercialisation, and intellectual property management company.

Based in Leicester city centre, we work with universities and research intensive organisations to help them manage their intellectual property portfolios and maximise the impact of their research activities.

We understand the university research landscape and have a strong track record in working with university innovation teams to help them both commercialise their research and identify the impact and societal benefit of their output. Our expertise spans both STEM and non-STEM subjects and we frequently deliver training programmes to help organisations raise awareness of IP among both researchers and employees.

How we work with clients

For many of our university clients we act as an extension of their in-house innovation or enterprise teams to provide a cost-effective IP and research management solution, sharing resource and expertise as required. We also work on a project basis where an organisation or university needs specific support, or has a gap in its expertise.

We regularly work with clients to help them to  realise their full research output; implement good IP management and governance, and importantly to access funding.

Dr Derek Palmer, ProspectIP

Meet the team

Our team is made up of experienced professionals in the intellectual property field.

Our clients

ProspectIP clients include regional, national and international universities and research intensive organisations. They choose ProspectIP for our expertise in innovation development, intellectual property management, research commercialisation and focused training programmes.

ProspectIP® Africa

The IP requirements and needs of Africa are different to those of North America, Europe and Asia. ProspectIP Africa was formed to provide IP management services specifically tailored to meet the needs and requirements of businesses, innovators and research establishments on the African continent.

From our base in Nairobi, Kenya we offer a broad range of professional IP experience across a variety of industries and work with our clients to provide hands-on advice and practical guidance to manage their IP assets.

Find out more about ProspectIP Africa.


ProspectIP® Advisory

ProspectIP Advisory is an intellectual property and innovation management company providing IP, intellectual asset and intellectual capital advisory services to businesses both large and small, Government organisations, research establishments and the financial services and investment communities in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Our experienced team works with businesses across a variety of sectors to help them identify and manage their IP assets.

Find out more about ProspectIP Advisory.