Logica calls for better business and academia communication with central IP register

IT services firm Logica is campaigning government to set up a central register of the intellectual property (IP) of universities to help good ideas make it into commercial environments.

UK businesses are missing out on world-leading research from UK universities, simply because the communication between academia and commerce is inadequate.

At a round table discussing UK innovation Logica UK CEO Craig Boundy said the company would write to government to suggest the creation of a resource that could be shared between businesses and universities.

“We need an effective knowledge sharing platform. It is currently far too difficult for organisations to access university research,” added Boundy. “We are calling on government to establish a register that allows universities to share IP.”

Businesses could take the IP and support its commercialisation in partnership with universities.

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