The business of bright ideas, research and IP

What faculty and universities need to know about intellectual property and commercialising research

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As the race to create a Covid vaccine demonstrated, research has huge commercial potential. But profit is not the only reason to consider the financial side of knowledge creation – social impact, sustainability, recognition and support for the next generation of researchers are also important. This collection of resources looks at why there should be more entrepreneurship in academia but also explains how to commercialise research – from managing intellectual property to knowledge exchange, marketing and leadership that promotes an environment where big ideas can flourish.

How to add value to research and manage intellectual property

Ensuring new knowledge has social, environmental or economic impact is an essential element of research – and of universities’ purpose. Here, Christophe Haunold explains the four steps to consider

Christophe Haunold

University of Luxembourg

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