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New website matches ideas with investors

Posted on 23/01/2012

A new website is bringing the latest research from Royal Holloway, University of London and four other leading institutions to investors and businesses in the South East.

The new collaboration between National Physical Laboratory, the Universities of Surrey, Reading, Sussex and Royal Holloway is launched today (Monday 23 January).

South East IP will allow investors to find up to date information on research output from every one of the five research institutions in a single, easy-to-search format, for the first time. The service is designed to help businesses and investors to find the new technologies they need to grow their businesses, and to help researchers commercialise their ideas.

With initial funding of £75,000 from the UK Intellectual Property Office the new site will accelerate the exploitation of Innovation in the South East by:

• Providing a single place for investors and companies looking for specific technologies, to look for IP from a collection of institutions in the South East.

• Providing a service to help participating institutions source specific expertise and equipment from other institutions in the network.

• Encouraging collaborations and joint funding applications.

The launch of the new service marks the beginning of intensified collaboration between research establishments and universities in the region to develop more effective routes to market their research.

Professor Philip Beesley, Vice-Principal for Research at Royal Holloway, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for us to form new links with investors and industry, and work with our partners, to deliver the maximum impact and benefit to business from our internationally excellent research.”



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