Commercialisation of Research
As part of the university's Research & Knowledge Strategy, the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) was formed to advance the institutes’s key strategic goals by working with researchers to broaden their route to commercialisation. Towards these goals, the Technology Transfer Office assists in identifying Intellectual Property, securing and maintaining Intellectual Property rights where appropriate and facilitating the exploitation of Intellectual Property in a fashion consistent with the university’s values and mission. As a result, SETU Waterford has a broad range of commercially focused research in all areas across the university from the Pharmaceutical to the ICT sector.
The SETU Waterford Technology Transfer Office is funded by Enterprise Ireland and is part of a Technology Transfer consortium, along with Technological University of the Shannon, Athlone Campus, and SETU Carlow and led by Maynooth University.
The TTO assists the research community in:
- Provide training and support on Intellectual Property matters
- Assist in formulating invention disclosures, and processing Patent Applications
- Evaluate, in cooperation with other university staff and outside experts as appropriate:
- The commercial potential of Intellectual Property
- The appropriate form(s) of Intellectual Property protection to be pursued
- Develop and undertake an appropriate commercialisation strategy for university owned Intellectual Property
- Assist in negotiating those portions of contracts and agreements between the university and outside parties concerned with the ownership, protection and exploitation of Intellectual Property
- Deal with Intellectual Property issues that may arise in the administration of such agreements or contracts