When undertaking research, it is essential to keep proper records of experimental work and results. This is also essential for filing patent applications. These records should be kept securely at all times.
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The invention disclosure is an important first step in documenting your idea and for protecting and licensing your invention. With the information you provide, we can evaluate your invention’s commercial potential and our ability to protect the invention through patents or copyrights.
Submit your Invention disclosure using the Invention Report Form (PDF). Use this form to formally start the technology transfer process by fully documenting your invention. Please complete, sign and forward to the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) at email@example.com and to the contact address below
If you need assistance with reporting an invention (including software) call the Tech Transfer office at 021 4205880.
Commercialising UCC technologies and ideas drives what we do in the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) team.
The OTT's commercialisation team will work closely with you to identify the best route to commercialisation. Once a route has been identified, the OTT team will work with you to develop and implement a plan to commercialise the research. This may involve further technical development work, protecting patent rights and market analysis . The Technology Transfer Process is a well defined stage gate process from research stage through to commercialisation across the university sector nationally and internationally.