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8.8 Commercialisation and knowledge transfer

Introduction

This category provides information about the institution's mechanisms for supporting the commercialisation of outputs from its research activities. In some instances information will be exempt from disclosure where it contains personal information, or information which, if released, may substantially prejudice the commercial interests of any person, endanger the physical or mental health or the safety of an individual, substantially prejudice the effective conduct of public affairs, or constitute an actionable breach of confidence.

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Fee

Withheld information

Support arrangements

A description of how the institution supports commercialisation of the knowledge generated by its research activities.

 

Available on website

Free

 

Contact information

How to get information about the institution's commercialisation activities.

 

Available on website

Free

 

Commercialisation funding

Statistical information on the major sources of the institution's funding for commercialisation and knowledge transfer.

Amount of SFC Knowledge Transfer Grant and any other formulaic/non-formulaic SFC grants for commercialisation and knowledge transfer. Similar information about other major sources of funding.

 

Free

 

Commercialisation resources

A description of institutional facilities and resources for supporting commercialisation activity.

Incubator facilities, science parks, etc.

Available on website

Free

 

Commercialisation outcomes

Statistical information about the institution's commercialisation of its research activities

Statistical information about patent applications and awards, licenses granted, spinout and start-up company formation.

 

Free

Some information may be exempt such as the details of individual start-ups and licenses and where disclosure would substantially prejudice our commercial interests.

Consultancy services

How to get information about the institution's consultancy services.

 

Available on website

Free