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Dr Brendan McGuckin Head Commercial Services “The University as an enabling employer in IP Management”

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1 Dr Brendan McGuckin Head Commercial Services “The University as an enabling employer in IP Management”

2 Edinburgh Napier IPR Management: IPR Policy – key points: –Responsibility –Ownership The University in an enabling role –Profit sharing –Equity –Support and assistance Introduction

3 The IPR Policy: Ownership: –Consistent with sector –University owns all IPR Except if any funder rights expectations Eg Wellcome Trust or contract research Responsibility for IPR management: –Commercial Services Rights negotiation and management: Licenses and assignations Registration of patents, Trade Marks etc. The role of Finance and Commercialisation Committee of Court

4 Net commercial income distribution Range of Net IncomeUniversityAvailable for disbursement to Contributing Parties First £100,000 50% 50% Exceeding £100,000 but not exceeding £500,000 60% 40% Exceeding £500,000 but not exceeding £1m 65% 35% Exceeding £1m but not exceeding £2m 75% 25% Exceeding £2m 80% 20% Net of all development expenses

5 Access to funding Commercial services provides dedicated support to funding for IP development towards commercial exploitation: –Enterprise Fellowships –Proof of Concept –SMART:Scotland –Contract research –EU – Horizon 2020 –Licensing and Venturing

6 Patented a process to develop Biofuel from Whisky waste products – Celtic Renewables LtdCeltic Renewables Ltd Cyber crime– Inquisitive Systems LtdInquisitive Systems Ltd Case Studies

7 University’s enabling role University funded research IP management –Recognition, evaluation and protection Proof of Concept Awards –“Impact” –Early career researcher support Company incorporation –Legal support –License – assignation –Equity –Royalties Further support

8 How do I take my ideas forward?

9 How do you contact us? Track us down in person at our new Commercial Hub: – H 2 Merchiston Contact us online: Call us on: – Check us out on our intranet page under Finance, Planning and Commercial Services – Commercial Support Follow us on –Linked In –Twitter …………………………………..……. “surprising helpful!”

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