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Intellectual property, start-ups and spin-offs

HE Provider Data: Business and Community Interaction Intellectual property, start-ups and spin-offs

On this page: Income from intellectual property | Spin-offs and start-up companies | Disclosures and patents | Licence numbers

Intellectual property (IP) includes patents, copyrights, design registrations and trademarks. IP is a vital indicator for understanding the impact and value added by HE providers working with external partners. Tables on this page demonstrate the scale of IP generated by HE providers.

Income from intellectual property

This table breaks down income from intellectual property by type of organisation and source of income (whether from software licences, non-software licences, or other IP income sources).

Table 4c - Intellectual property income (including patents, copyright, design, registration and trade marks) by HE provider

Academic years 2014/15 to 2018/19

 
 
 
 
 
 

This table shows HE providers' total income from intellectual property.

Table 4d - Total intellectual property income (including patents, copyright, design, registration and trade marks) by HE provider

Academic years 2014/15 to 2018/19

 
 
 
 
 

Spin-offs and start-up companies

The following chart and table show spin-offs and start-up companies based on HE providers’ intellectual property, or started by their staff, students or graduates.

Click and drag to highlight an area on the chart below to zoom in. Right-click to reset the view.

Chart 1 - Spin-offs and start-up companies

Academic years 2014/15 to 2018/19

 
 
 
What do we mean by spin-offs and start-ups?

Spin-offs are companies set-up to exploit IP that has originated from within the HE providers.

  • Spin-offs with some HE provider ownership are companies set-up to exploit IP that has originated from within the HE provider, where the HE provider continues to have some ownership.
  • Formal spin-offs, not HE provider-owned are companies set-up based on IP that has originated from within the HE provider but where the HE provider has released ownership (usually through the sale of shares and/or IP).
  • Staff start-ups are companies set-up by active (or recent) HE provider staff but not based on IP from the HE provider.
  • Graduate start-ups include all new business started by recent graduates (within two years) regardless of where any IP resides, but only where there has been formal business/enterprise support from the HE provider.
  • Social enterprises include organisations that rate their success on their social outcomes equally or more than their commercial outcomes

Table 4e - Intellectual property: Spin-off activities by HE provider

Academic years 2014/15 to 2018/19

 
 
 
 
 
 

Disclosures and patents

Table 4a - Intellectual property: Disclosures and patents filed by or on behalf of the HE provider

Academic years 2014/15 to 2018/19

 
 
 
 
 

Licence numbers

This table below shows licences granted. Use the drop-down switch between non-software or software-only licences.

Table 4b - Intellectual property: Licence numbers (including patents, copyright, design, registration and trade marks) by HE provider

Academic years 2014/15 to 2018/19

 
 
 
 
 
 
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