File: Exploitation of Research

Scope and Content

In 1985, the Science and Engineering Research Council,on behalf of all the government research councils, requested information on proposals that universities be allowed to assume rights and obligations for the commercial exploitation of any inventions produced as a result of research council funding. UMIST established a working party to prepare its response, which was favourable to the proposal, and which considered the practical measures required to implement the proposal, in association with UMIST Research and Consultancy Services.