Revenue Sharing Policies
The transfer of academic technologies to industry is an important process underpinning innovation and economic development. A variety of approaches have been adopted by universities to encourage academics to participate in commercial activities. Many universities have implemented revenue sharing policies where the revenues generated from university owned intellectual property (IP) are distributed to internal stakeholders including the inventing academics. This report assesses the current revenue sharing policies deployed by 84 UK universities. The findings are of relevance to policy makers and practitioners seeking to benchmark existing policies and to explore how academics can be further incentivized to commercialize their research.
Charity Commission Guidance: Research by Higher Education Institutions
This guidance has been written particularly for charity trustees of HEIs, staff at HEIs involved in arranging or managing research, commercial organisations that fund research at HEIs, and government departments involved in funding or regulating the activities of HEIs. It explains in particular:
- how the requirements of charitable status and public benefit affect HEI research;
- when research will, and will not, be charitable;
- what are private benefits, and when they are acceptable in furtherance of a main charitable aim;
- how HEIs can benefit from non-charitable research; and
- where to find further guidance.
The Impact Awards case studies
Winning entries from The Impact Awards 2009-2011
Brunswick Material Transfer Agreements
Termination on insolvency - good news for licensors (case comment, January 2010)
Case comment provided by Maureen Kelly, Consultant Solicitor, Keystone Law and member of the PraxisUnico training committee
Unico Salary Survey (July 2009)
This survey is only available to Unico member institutions free of charge. This summary is freely available to all.
Unico Commercialisation Surveys