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Intellectual Capital, Intellectual Property and Commercialisation

Metro South Health clinicians and researchers who may be working on an innovative idea, research outcome or discovery are encouraged to contact the Centres for Health Research to discuss further. The Centres for Health Research can assist in turning an idea into something with tangible value and real impact by providing personalised advice and support at any stage, and connecting researchers with potential industry partners. It is important to consult with the Centres for Health research as soon as possible so intellectual property is protected through the process.

The Centres for Health Research may be able to assist clinicians and researchers in:

  • determining if an idea has commercialisation potential
  • providing advice regarding business models
  • identifying and/or connecting with potential industry partners and aid the paperwork required
  • providing guidance through the intellectual property, patents or other licences required

Please contact the Centres for Health Research to discuss further.

The Centres for Health Research can also provide assistance in the negotiation of a range of contracts including:

  • confidential information disclosure agreements
  • material transfer agreements
  • licensing and option agreements (including evaluation licenses)
  • joint venture agreements
  • spin out and new venture agreements.

Please see Research Contracts and Study Execution Procedure (PDF, 275.48 KB) for more information.

Last updated 6 June 2018
Last reviewed 17 May 2018