Our BRC was established to advance innovation and translational research in biomedicine.

A crucial aspect of this is the process of identifying, managing and developing Intellectual property (IP). Help is available here through Guy’s and St Thomas Commercial Directorate, King’s IP and Licensing and King’s Commercialisation Institute.

We can assist with IP created by Trust and King’s College London (KCL) staff in the course of their work, helping them to engage with industry to translate and commercialise their IP.

Help for trust researchers

Guy’s and St Thomas Commercial Directorate’s IP and Innovation unit helps to protect, commercialise and develop innovations and discoveries.

These can relate to IP arising from the translation of research or directly from delivery of patient care.

The unit works closely with researchers within our BRC to develop joint projects and leverage our joint capabilities and resources with industry in the UK and internationally.

Our work can cover assistance with anything from diagnostics and devices to copyrights, databases and software.

We support commercial collaborations, consultancies, spin-outs and material transfers matters, as well as answering queries about Guy’s and St Thomas’ IP policies.

For more information contact terry.parlett@gstt.nhs.uk or click here to visit Guy’s and St Thomas’ Commercial Services website.

Help for KCL researchers

The IP and Licensing and Commercialisation Institute at KCL can help with any issues related to the processes of technology protection, commercial development and transfer, such as licensing and spin-out.

We can advise on:

  • Patenting and other protection methods

  • Marketability

  • Regulatory route to market

  • Funding sources

  • Commercial partners and licensing

  • New business start-up considerations

  • College policies and procedures

More information

To speak to someone about the support available for IP and patent protection and entering into collaborations with business, visit the King’s Business site here.

Here you can also find further information on the technology transfer process.

For issues related to the commercial development of your technology, including assessing the market potential, the regulatory route to market, funding sources and planning for licensing or a start-up involving your technology, contact Michael Garrison at the King’s Commercialisation Institute on Michael.garrison@kcl.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 7188 6665.