Swansea Innovations provides the following services for academic staff:
• IP advice in areas such as patents, copyright, databases, design rights and trademarks
• Confidentiality and Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs)
• Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Agreements and Sandpit events
• Company formation and basic start-up services
• Accountancy services including VAT, R&D tax claims, payroll, corporate and personal tax advice and annual returns
• Company secretarial services
• Website and email starter packs
• Business mentoring provided by Xenos, the Wales Business Angel Network
Swansea Innovations has an exciting portfolio of technologies in various stages of development. We actively welcome enquiries from interested parties to collaborate in the development and commercialisation of these technologies.
Our experts in Intellectual Property and commercialisation can offer support, advice and guidance in turning University ideas into viable business plans. We assist in the transfer of knowledge and build bridges between academia and business by licensing technology. We can offer support to both businesses and academics with advice on collaborative projects, funding schemes/applications, and access to training.
Gerry is Managing Director of Swansea Innovations and is head of commercialisation of IP for the University.
He has considerable experience in the private sector and has taken a University start-up and developed it into an investable proposition, trading profitably across 24 countries before selling the company in 2011.
Stephen is a Consultancy Officer and manages the consultancy opportunities for staff members of the University. He also acts as a technology transfer officer for academics. Stephen worked for a medium-sized biotechnology firm specialising in the production of recombinant proteins in yeast and for a large pharmaceutical "blue-chip" firm in developing interleukin immunoassays. He is also legally qualified.
James Pack is our Communications Officer and manages the commercial marketing and communication activities for Swansea Innovations. James spent 5 years working with Pace Equity, a Corporate Finance Boutique specialising in Mergers and Acquisitions. In 2012 he joined High Performance Computing (HPC) Wales, a Welsh Government and European Funded venture between 6 of the largest Universities in Wales.
Mark Bowman is our Programme Manager. Mark has enjoyed a diverse career spanning academic research, university technology transfer and seed stage venture capital investment. In 2014 he managed the highly successful investment readiness programme called InvestorG8 for Swansea Innovations.
We assist in the transfer of knowledge and build bridges between academia and business by licensing technology and developing spin-out companies.
Swansea Innovations contains an Intellectual Property (IP) Group that is responsible for the capture and management of technologies developed at Swansea University. Swansea Innovations Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary company of the University that manages the commercialisation of technology.
Swansea Innovations has extensive business experience and has worked closely with a number of external stakeholders including venture capitalists, angel investors and financing organisations to spin out a number of successful companies and to license technologies to both large corporations and SMEs. The team at Swansea Innovations has a wealth of legal and technical experience and provides support to commercialise ideas and deliver advice on IP, research applications and business plans.Latest News