Research Sector

Helping Universities and research centres to exploit IP and identify new business opportunities

Today’s universities provide a strong platform for economic activity by delivering a stream of talented graduates and a portfolio of world-class research in a range of advanced technologies. Similarly, knowledge based industries provide a place where these skills and ideas can flourish, leading to the development and introduction of new, high quality, advanced products and services.

To help exploit this specialist knowledge and intellectual property, Optimat provides universities, public bodies and research‐intensive businesses with a leading range of consultancy, training and project management services. These include due diligence, market assessment and evaluation studies, commercialisation support and strategies.

Here are some examples of projects that our consultants have recently undertaken:

  • Delivering commercialisation training workshops to academics in partnership with Coventry University
  • Helping the European Commission Joint Research Centre to identify industrial markets for its intellectual property
  • Carrying out proof-of-concept market research for emerging new ventures from Scottish universities
  • Working with English universities and research association to develop new products and services for the SME market
  • Carrying out techno-market due diligence for a wide variety of industry interface platforms at universities across the UK

More information about how Optimat works with research organisations is available in our technology commercialisation section. However, if you have a more specific question or project in mind, please call us directly on +44 (0) 1355 272 800.