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Syeda Rahimunessa

Syeda Rahimunnessa

Intellectual Property Manager


Syeda supports academics in the early stages of commercialising their ideas through the University Proof of Concept Fund. She arranges assessment of invention disclosures and identifying market opportunities for the idea. She is a project lead supporting the academic team with developing the idea further usually to the completion of a prototype.

Syeda also supports the student entrepreneur schemes run by the University. She provides advice to student entrepreneurs with identifying and protecting IP in their business idea. As part of her educational remit she is a guest lecturer on IP working across the Schools in a variety of modules. She also develops and runs extra-curricular IP activities and workshops in conjunction with a network of external IP professionals.

Prior to her current post, she worked for a B2B information provider involved in new product development, customer service and sales.

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