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Licensing your technology

Licensing a technology to an existing company with relevant expertise is the most common route for commercialising new ideas, discoveries or inventions at the University.

The licensing process

Once licensing the technology has been identified as the most effective commercialisation route, EI will manage the complete licensing process, whilst working closely with academic researchers.

Understanding licence agreements

A licence agreement is the essential tool in commercialising research results, giving commercial organisations the right to use Edinburgh’s intellectual property to develop new products.

Click-thru licensing

EI’s Click-thru Licensing System is an online service that makes it quick and easy for commercial organisations to purchase non-exclusive licences to University of Edinburgh intellectual property.