Alrick Building, Kings Buildings, 4, Max Born Crescent King's Buildings
Commercialisation of new inventions arising from your research can take a variety of routes depending both on the technology; where and how it fits into the market place, and on the inventor; what motivations and ambitions you have for your technology.
A license can enable a pre-existing company to develop and exploit the technology in exchange for money (now or later). Alternatively a spin-out company could be established to develop and market the technology. In this event you will have the opportunity to learn about these two routes and the chance to hear from two University academics who have direct experiences of both.
The showcase will be followed by a Wine and Canapés reception
Licensing Case Study - DERMOFIT
Prof Bob Fisher, Informatics
Sally Mardikian, Edinburgh Research and Innovation
Sally Mardikian and Prof Bob Fisher will discuss the journey from conception of the technology to accessing and developing the licencing opportunity. Through this discussion we will uncover the t the processes involved and best ways to ensure great outcomes for all.
Company Formation Case Study - MicroEmissive Displays Ltd
Prof Ian Underwood, School of Engineering
Tom Ogilvie, Edinburgh Research and Innovation
MicroEmissive Displays (MED) was founded in 1999 with the aim of developing and commercialising a new microdisplay technology using P-OLED materials. Tom Ogilvie and Prof Ian Underwood will discuss the process of uncovering and accessing the market opportunity and ultimately the process and opportunities in spinning out a company from the University of Edinburgh.
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Event Contact Name:
Sarah Scace, Edinburgh Research and Innovation