Nurturing, developing and commercialising next-generation technologies

UMIP’s role is to bring as much of the University’s ground-breaking inventions and software as is relevant into the commercial world. We do this principally by attracting entrepreneurs, investors and corporate venture partners to our campus and Innovation Centre and then, through engagement with our academic colleagues, licensing or spinning out companies.

In-depth knowledge and understanding of IP commercialisation and technology transfer

The UMIP team has in-depth knowledge and understanding of technology commercialisation. Our focus at all times is on championing early-stage ideas and turning them into sustainable businesses or licence opportunities that help create jobs, improve our communities and generate funds that can be re-invested in the University. In commercialising projects we work collaboratively with professionals from a wide range of backgrounds.


Stimulate economic growth by transferring science and technology to the marketplace through IP sale, licence or spin-out.


Boost innovation by championing early-stage ideas.


Help build successful, sustainable companies based on the University’s research.


Help create jobs and add to the quality of community life.

An experienced team of Commercialisation Executives with in-depth knowlege and understanding of the commercialisation process

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