The Office of Research and Innovation assists researchers in assessing their inventions for commercial potential, provides guidance on intellectual property protection, and helps with the process of translating a research outcome into a marketable product or service.
Assistance can also be provided with sourcing industry partners and negotiating contracts.
ECU seeks to engage with external partners to take research outcomes and develop real-world products and services.
These could be simply for the general benefit of the community, although a secondary objective is to secure attractive long-term returns for the University that can be reinvested in research, and to also reward the inventor(s) financially.
The revenue stream generated from commercialisation can be a valuable mechanism for further investment into research and development.
In partnership with academia, business and investors, ECU works to promote the translation of research innovations into new products through advice and support for early-stage research and development.
Edith Cowan University is an Easy Access Innovation University and an international partner of the initiative for Australasia, working together with co-founding partners King's College London and the Universities of Glasgow and Bristol. Together, Easy Access Innovation universities promote new ways of sharing intellectual property and adopting new approaches to make it easier for universities and industry to work together.
Our portfolio of Easy Access IP aim to increase the engagement between universities and industry and accelerate the transfer of university knowledge and expertise into the hands of a commercial partner who can develop it to benefit the economy and society.
Easy Access IP offers university technologies to license for free, using quick and simple agreements.
Click on the link Easy Access IP to find out more.