In February 2020, I called upon the experience of PraxisAuril's global RTTPs to help me generate a clear guide to the accreditation: why to apply, when to apply, and resources to help you apply. This 'call' for support took the form of an online survey, sent to over 100 RTTPs.
In this survey, we asked if any of the PraxisAuril RTTPs could provide examples of their case study/Application Overview. Below are unedited replies to that question.
"The licence of Intellectual Property Relating to the Use of Combinations of Protease Inhibitor Drugs in the Treatment of Cervical Cancer."
"In my application, I used a case where I led the evaluation of the idea, protection via a patent application, and engagement first with industry and later with different investors for the creation of a spin-out. I dedicated 2.5 years of my career to this case and in parallel, I built up good links with different stakeholders and had to develop internal processes for it to progress. Some hurdles showed up along the way, where expectations needed to be managed and unexpected or historical issues solved, so I explained how I dealt with them and did my best to overcome them. I remember that the length of the achievement case is limited so you must focus on one case only, explaining well your contribution to it."
"The development and securing funding for an Incubator for start-ups and spin-outs. ie it was really a regional development case study, which enabled TT and NVC and NV development."
"My involvement in obtaining support, negotiating, establishing and leading as an alliance manager on a significant strategic partnership with a pharma company for the charity I work for."
"I described my role in conceiving, developing and implementing our open innovation platform to promote greater collaboration with industry and accelerate research commercialisation."
"I put down details of the work in Humanities, Social Sciences and Social Enterprise that I set up at Oxford University Innovation and detailed the strategic partnerships I am setting up with other universities in this area."
"Summary of achievement:
- Establishment of a good working relationship with a key university professor.
- Disclosure of consulting activity and the creation of IP that may have resulted from the use of University resources.
- Development and execution of a licence with a company and the creation of an on-going working relationship (which has been acknowledged by way of an endorsement of Maynooth University's Commercialisation office by Licensee see http://www.knowledgetransferireland.com/). Repeat licensing of improvements to the company.
- Developed a clear way to identify and transfer the use of IP for research when a PI leaves.
- Renegotiation of a licence to simplify terms and provide for a continuous revenue stream through minimum royalties."
"Start-up license deal with multiple universities' IP and a big A-round so lots of heavy hitters on the other side of the table - a jittery PI turned founder."
"My relationship with IBM - details of how I built it, what had been achieved. Issues and how they were resolved. The impact of the relationship on the University."
"Commercialised a piece of university IPR for cash and discount on a much-needed piece of research equipment."
"My application was based on a portfolio of negotiated agreements"
"I provided two main examples:
"I used a biopesticide that I led in protecting and commercialising shortly after joining Lancaster. Therefore the subsequent story and my further involvement had time to develop, including as a Lancaster REF impact case study."