Intellectual Property (IP) Development

The policy of Lancaster University is to promote our IP to generate research and impact. We actively encourage outside organisations to use and commercialsie our inventions.

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 has adopted the Easy Access IP model for selected technologies.

For reference, Lancaster University holds some registered trade marks.

For more details follow the links above or contact the IP Development Manager.


For staff - The IP Development Office within Research & Enterprise Services (RES) 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.

Details of IP services for staff are available on the RES intranet (authentication required).