UL hopes to treble spinout firms created by research

Ireland“The University of Limerick (UL) claims to have found a formula to help it beat international benchmarks for taking research ideas and turning them into commercial companies. Last year alone UL signed close to 100 formal agreements with industry partners. Since 2003 the university made 91 invention disclosures, filed 50 patent applications and licensed seven times intellectual property (IP) it had created. It anticipates that by 2014 this will have increased to 130 invention disclosures, 65 patent applications and 33 licence agreements. It also expects to treble the amount of spinout companies created through research at UL …” (more)

[Gordon Smith, Irish Times, 24 April]

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