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Intellectual Property when applying to NIHR

  Created on Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017. Posted in Webinar

This webinar provides an introduction to IP and help researchers understand how they should discuss IP in a funding application.  
 
'Intellectual property' (IP) doesn't just refer to patents and inventions. The NIHR uses a much broader definition of IP and believes that the vast majority of research that it funds will produce some form of IP. Effective IP management at all stages of research is an important part of delivering long term patient benefit from NIHR funding. This means that researchers applying to NIHR need to be aware of what types of IP they may be producing and also present a compelling strategy for capturing and managing that IP. 
 
This one hour webinar includes:
  • Why is IP important to NIHR?
  • What is 'background' and 'foreground' IP?
  • What types of patient benefit can be produced by NIHR funded research? 
  • How should you discuss IP in an application to NIHR?

This webinar is presented by Dr Lucy Knight, NIHR Intellectual Property Manager, and Dr Lee Allen, Senior Programme Manager, who are both members of the NIHR IP Unit based at the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility in Twickenham, London.