Technology Transfer Support: In-House Expertise and Guidance

If your knowledge exchange and commercialisation team needs additional resources, our flexible integrated TTO service can help. Whether to fill a short-term staffing gap, or to provide a longer term solution, we can provide the right mix of expertise, seniority and hands-on help.


Cover when you need it

Our team can offer interim support to cover maternity and parental leave or short-term gaps while recruiting. We can expand your subject expertise coverage, or add longer-term part-time team members. Or our out-sourced model complements your existing resources with additional permanent capabilities. We give as much or as little input as you need.


Part of your team

Through nearly 20 years of support for Universities and research institutes in the UK and abroad, we have evolved a service delivery approach that ensures we integrate effectively with the team. We work on-site and remotely, spending time at the organisation for meetings and carrying out some of the services where possible. We understand the competing pressures on academic researchers, and are responsive to flexible meeting requests and short deadlines.


Access to additional resources

By working with us, you will be able to access our range of market research and patent searching resources and tap into all our knowledge, networks and contacts. The wider consulting team can be used to upscale the support for specific projects, and our qualified IP formalities staff can advise on patent assessment requirements.

Capabilities across all research commercialisation tasks

We provide flexible access to all types of knowledge exchange activities to provide the most effective combination of services for your team. Some specific tasks carried out during our tech transfer support include:

  • Identifying new IP, meeting researchers and liaising with external attorneys
  • Patent portfolio management
  • Developing internal policies & processes
  • Market research including consultation with end-users and industry
  • Assessment of commercialisation routes
  • Identifying partners and licensees
  • Spin-out planning and support


Coverage of all academic research, including:

  • Life sciences
  • Physical sciences
  • Social sciences, humanities and social enterprise
  • Contract services and access to equipment

Technology Transfer Support Clients

Clients for our integrated research, commercialisation and IP support include:

  • Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA)
  • Babraham Institute
  • Quadram Institute
  • The Pirbright Institute
  • The Open University
  • University of Edinburgh