Making Money from Novel Ideas – How to Protect your Intellectual Property (Faculty of Engineering)
Duration 0.5 days
Team Researcher Academy

This face to face course is run by the Researcher Academy as part of the Engineering Faculty Training Programme

The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. 

This course is delivered as part of the Engineering PhD Training Programme.

Developing and applying knowledge around IP is essential to exploit novel ideas generated through research and development work.

If you would like to learn how you can create the situation where your work can form the basis of making money or helping others this is the course for you!

The course will be delivered by two ex-industry R&D professionals who can give you an insight into how companies have used their IP to create a competitive advantage in their industries.

This course is delivered as part of the Engineering PhD Training Programme with Researcher Academy.


Pre-requisites for course attendance:

Consulting the free IP resources produced by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and VITAE will also provide good background before starting this course:

1. IP Tutor and IP for Research from the IPO:     
Free to use if you register for it.

2. IP for research: Unlocking the potential of your intellectual property from VITAE:

Please note, attendances for courses will be recorded. 

Course Accessibility

The following table shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course. 

If you feel you will experience any difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at

Access seminar room on campus
Take part in group activities/ discussions
Watch and listen to the course tutor(s) and/ or other attendees
Follow presentation slides during the course
Attend the course at a specific date and time


Booking Guidelines

Latecomer policy
Researchers should plan to arrive prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Researcher Academy or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.

Importance of booking commitment
 When booking on to a Researcher Academy short course you are entering into a commitment to attend. If you find that you are no longer available to attend you MUST cancel your place (on the system if more than three days before the course) or if at short notice by emailing This will ensure that your place can be offered to another researcher on the waiting list. Failure to cancel a place results in other researchers missing out on places through the waiting list process.

It is unacceptable for researchers to just not attend when booked onto a course. The Researcher Academy maintains records of those who repeatedly do not attend courses they have booked. This may affect future eligibility to book onto further Researcher Academy courses and will affect considerations for Researcher Academy funded opportunities.


Pre requisites for this course: Ideally have already attended  “Identifying and managing intellectual property issues in research” first.

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