Course Detail

RD031 (BCI) - How to commercialise your life sciences research

Audience: All researchers (including staff and PhD students)

Are you a researcher at Queen Mary University of London, with a novel idea or technology in the life sciences arena? This seminar will provide an overview of the FREE support provided to academic researchers by Queen Mary Innovation, the university’s technology transfer office. It will also provide an understanding of the principles of intellectual property (i.e patents) created through research, how to protect and commercialise your invention following a license or spin- out route, as well as an insight into the Biopharmaceutical industry and the university’s case studies.


Access to the Lister & Young seminar room is restricted to BCI staff and students. We are making arrangements to accommodate other QMUL researchers in this seminar. You will be contacted prior to the event.

Keywords: research, innovation, invention, intellectual property, commercialisation, patents, revenue generation for yourself and the university.

Queen Mary Innovation team members will be available after the course for the discussion of specific enquiries.


By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand how they can be supported by QMUL in respect of commercialising their research
  • Understand how they can protect their invention, what intellectual property is and what can be patented through academic research
  • Understand the difference between licensing a technology and creating a spin-out company
  • Understand the ultimate goal of the technology transfer process being the developing of new technologies to the benefit of patients and the society.

Provided by: Queen Mary Innovation Ltd


Date: Wednesday 20 March 2019

Venue: Lister&Young Smnr JVSC (CSQ), John Vane Science Centre, Charter Square

Time: 13:00 - 15:00


  • Dr E Ledaki
  • Dr M Hill-Perkins