We place great emphasis on commercialisation as part of the spectrum of research and knowledge exchange. The establishment of strategic research centres provides a sound basis for developing a strategic approach to the commercial exploitation of our research and knowledge exchange portfolio. Across QMU there is a range of intellectual property and plenty of know-how created via research and other academic activity. Much of this intellectual property may have commercial potential as new products or services and we welcome enquiries from stakeholders interested in working in partnership to explore commercial opportunities.
QMU actively promotes the utilisation of our intellectual property to achieve wider social and economic benefits and maximise the impact of its research. We encourage and support researchers to identify commercial opportunities arising from their research and then work with them to evaluate and develop these opportunities to commercially viable outcomes.
UK Industrial Strategy
QMU is internationally recognised for excellence in research and teaching in many of the priority and grand challenge areas. Through the work of our Research Centres we have a range of international research expertise, and we have a growing portfolio of industry partners, from SMEs to multinational companies both within the region, the UK and internationally. We have a track record as a selected strategic partner not just on the basis of our capability but also on our approach to managing these collaborations.
In 2018, in response to the opportunities presented by the UK Industrial Strategy, we launched the first QMU Innovation Fellowship programme, supported by the Scottish Funding Council's (SFC) University Innovation Fund.
Connecting and Engaging with QMU
To discuss how we might collaborate, in the first instance, please contact the Research and Knowledge Exchange Development Unit, firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about how QMU's diverse strengths and its collective ability can address the place-based or thematic challenges that are the foundation of the strategy.
QMU Innovation Park
QMU’s proposals for the QMU Innovation Park (QMUIP) will support economic development both locally and nationally. It will provide a creative space where productive relationships between businesses, the university sector and the wider community can flourish and where entrepreneurial thinking and action can be nurtured on a local and national basis.