We built an Intellectual Property tracking system that allowed the University of Exeter to capture new ideas and products at their incubation stage and follow them through their complete life cycle to commercial exploitation.

The South West Academic Health Science Network were interested in tweaking the system for their requirements, so we built a branch for them with a host of new features.

The system now features a self-service portal where users can create and collaborate on ideas/products, attach documents, track communications, then get signed off for submission and approval. Admins can then prioritise and approve submissions, where successful ideas can then be taken forward into a project phase and further developed.

Powerful tools such as automated IP searching, multiple-filing tracking and opportunity analysis questionnaires are quickly and easy accessed by both administrators and users.


Patent Search Tool

An IP search tool takes the hassle out of routinely checking for competing technologies
by notifying users of new IP filings automatically

Group Collaboration

Multiple people can collaborate together on ideas and products
giving high levels of transparency and visibility

Tracking and Reporting

Status and approval tracking and priority levels give at-a-glance views of everything going on

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