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Developing an Idea

If you have an idea that you think has commercialisation potential and which you have developed as part of your research or employment here at the University, then we can help you:

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  • Obtain the most relevant IP Rights
  • Develop a commercialisation strategy
  • Find partners
  • Support development through to license or spin-out

To take your idea forward, a process must be followed to ensure we are optimising the IP, that we are putting in place the most relevant rights to protect the idea and selecting the optimal commercialisation channel to maximise either the impact and /or the return we can make -this is called the Innovation Panel Process, see summary flowchart on the right.

Tell us about your idea!

We encourage you to get in touch with us to talk about the options you have. 

We support all size and shape of ideas and there is not a one-size-fits all approach. 

We will work collaboratively with you and your School. We expect you to have discussed this with your Line Manager and your Head of Research as, if it is collectively agreed that we support you, then we will all need to work together to optimise the chances of success. 

Edinburgh Napier University Innovation Panel Process Guidance

* For Edinburgh Napier University staff and students only - you will need to log in with your Napier credentials to access and download this guidance.*


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