Intellectual Property (IP) Development
Technology Transfer Office ("TTO")

The policy of Lancaster University is to promote our IP to generate research and impact. We actively encourage outside organisations to use and commercialise our inventions. For more details follow the links below or contact the Intellectual Property Manager.

Lancaster University has formed and/or holds equity in a number of spinout companies.

Researchers at Lancaster University hold numerous granted patents for their inventions.

Lancaster University and its spinout companies have a range of intellectual property available for licensing.

Lancaster University holds some registered trade marks.

For staff - the TTO can help you to generate additional research funding by commercialising your research and inventions via patenting, licensing to third parties and the formation of spinout companies. It also looks for licensees for IP and finance for spinouts. Full details of IP services for staff are available on the RES intranet (authentication required).

If you are from outside Lancaster University and have not dealt with a TTO before, you may be interested to read this short note written by UCL Business and other UK TTOs about what to expect.

Lancaster University has adopted the Easy Access IP model for selected technologies.