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1 Cambridge Enterprise Commercialisation of technology out of University of Cambridge Sénat Delegation 14 March 2006 Boris Bouqueniaux

2 Cambridge Enterprise Context Mission Activities -Intellectual Property protection & licensing -Consultancy services -Starting new companies -Building the enterprise community Organisation and figures

3 University of Cambridge Established 1209 Students: 16,500 (11,600 u/g, 5,000 p/g) Academics: 3,800 20% from overseas representing 100 countries Over 100 departments, faculties & schools Research Income circa £250 million

4 “Cambridge Enterprise exists to help the University of Cambridge inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs make their ideas and concepts more commercially successful for the benefit of society, the UK economy, the inventors and the University” Cambridge Enterprise Mission

5 Commercialising research from the University for staff & students Patenting and licensing Consultancy services Company start-ups Investment Technology showcasing Networking events

6 Intellectual Property protection & technology licensing Patent management Securing commercial partners Licensing Spin-outs With researchers, we evaluate, protect, and market technologies to develop new products

7 A Selection of Biotechnology companies formed by University of Cambridge staff and students

8 A Selection of Technology companies formed by University of Cambridge staff and students

9 Consultancy Services Dedicated personnel Standard agreements, negotiation of fees, terms and conditions Administration, invoicing and accountancy services Indemnity and personal cover for staff and students A managed service for both consultants and clients (who pay a 10% management fee as part of the price)

10 Entrepreneurship culture We encourage academics and students to pursue their entrepreneurial leanings We use our extensive contacts to link entrepreneurs to experienced commercial management and investors University staff and students have formed over 250 companies, and the number continues to grow at a rate of around 30 a year

11 Building a business Funding - Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds Incubator Space Suppliers Directory Mentors Specialist Surgeries by Service Providers such as Lawyers, VC’s, Accountants

12 Building the enterprise community - Internally Department Enterprise Champions Presentation to departments to meet the academics Support activities run by the students for the students (Business Plan Competition) Ideas to Reality Celebration

13 Building the enterprise community - Externally Showcasing Technology – Investors Forum Annual Gala Networking Event Biotechnology Cluster Event

14 Administration & Accounts (5) Head of CE SF 2 Technology Managers Administrator CE Seed Funds (4) Office Manager Case Administrator Patent & Licence Administrator 2 Accountants Director BC Manager Incubator Manager Head of ER Events coordinator External Relations (2) Business Creation (2) Physical Sciences (4) Life Sciences (7) Head of PS & Technology Manager 1 Technology Managers 2 Technology Associates Technology Transfer (11) Head of CS Consultancy Associate Consultancy Services (2) Organisation Head of LS & Technology Manager 3 Technology Managers 3 Technology Associates

15 Some figures… Options for commercialising research invention disclosures Intellectual property management - 41 new patent filings, budget: £0.7 million Secure commercial partners - Income from licensing technology: £2.71 millions - 3 Companies formed around University research & 30 start-ups assisted - Consultancy income: £1.58 million

16 Please contact us Cambridge Enterprise 10 Trumpington Street Cambridge CB2 1QA Tel: Fax:


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