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Innovation and Intellectual Property

"Innovation is the conversion of knowledge and ideas into a benefit, which may be for commercial use or for the public good. The benefit may be new or improved products, processes or services" - Bristol Health Partners

"Innovation is about delivering value through the implementation of new ideas; whether those ideas are adopted or entirely new. It is essentially about weaving together different knowledge strands - clinical, technical, market, financial and so on - to create value" - Bessant, Moslein; Advanced Institute of Management Research 2011

How to get started

The first thing to do is not to tell anyone about your idea. This can stop your idea being commercialised. Contact the Research & Innovation Department to arrange to meet and discuss in confidence your idea whether it relates to a product or service.

All employees of UH Bristol are subject to the Intellectual Property Policy of the Trust. In most cases your concept is automatically the property of the Trust. However, as the inventor, if there is any financial return from the development of your idea then you may be entitled to a share.

Please read a copy of the Trust's Intellectual Property Policy, or speak directly to Research & Innovation regarding ownership of any news ideas.

Did you find what you were looking for on the R&I website? If not, please contact Catherine Down on: Catherine.Down@UHBristol.nhs.uk or Tel: 0117 34 20233.

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