King’s and Bristol join open IP movement

KCL and the University of Bristol have joined the University of Glasgow in making their intellectual property available to UK businesses under an “easy access” scheme.
The Easy Access Innovation Partnership launched by the University of Glasgow in last year enables universities to release IP that might benefit from early development to companies for free, using simplified agreements.
In March 2011, King’s, Glasgow and Bristol received an £80,000 award from the Intellectual Property Office to fund a collaborative project to create a “consortium of open-innovation universities and collectively promote free IP opportunities to industry”.