LSBU and Knowledge London hold national symposium on knowledge transfer and IP
12 March 2015
Bank University (LSBU) hosted a one-day event with Knowledge London and
Kingston University on how academics can commercialise their knowledge and
from a range of academic institutions and private firms shared their insights
and experiences relating to knowledge transfer, intellectual property (IP),
models of enterprise, and working with researchers in national and
international contexts. Speakers presented from Imperial College London,
University College London, PaxisUnico and Marks &
Manager Syeda Rahimunnessa presented on LSBU's IP policy and commercialisation best
practice. Her presentation focused on what changes LSBU has adopted to enable
academics to commercialise their ideas. She also proposed new ideas for
supporting commercialisation that could improve policies and practices.
was a great way for academics and HE institutions to share their experiences
and best practice of commercialisation. It was interesting finding out how
different institutions approach commercialisation, and some of the common
experiences and problems that are encountered," said Syeda.
The programme also featured a
panel discussion where academics shared their personal experiences of
commercialising their knowledge and what convinced them to get involved. The
panel included Dr Chris Brock, Senior Lecturer in LSBU's School of Applied
"In the School of Applied Sciences, commercialisation
helps us to be role models for our students by showing them that we can do what
we teach. It also gives us the opportunity to make an even greater impact with
our research and expertise," said Chris.
from the event have fed back positively on the insight they gained into various
aspects of commercialisation and the large scope of topics covered in the day.
LSBU has been fantastic in supporting this event, from helping with speakers
and promoting the event to providing efficient events support on the day,"
commented Sally Durrant, Entrepreneurship Project Officer at Kingston
Enterprise and Innovation at LSBU offers support and opportunities for
academics and staff who want to commercialise their knowledge or get involved
in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership. For more information on commercialisation
and IP, contact Syeda at email@example.com.