R&D grant funding: Overcoming the intellectual property hurdles

Intellectual Property plays a key part in securing R&D grant funding (demonstrating work-to-date) and is a critical element of the outputs of grant funded R&D projects (what IP is created during the project). There is a myriad of ways to protect your IP, whether your business is set for high-growth, or if your research organisation is seeking to license new deep-tech research.

Collaborative R&D grant funded projects in particular present interesting challenges around IP. When 5–30 different organisations form a consortium to undertake a collaborative R&D project, who brings what IP and who will own the IP generated during the project is always a discussion point.

Potter Clarkson has partnered with specialist grant funding consultancy firm Venturenomix to help your business, university, NGO or consortium navigate the R&D funding landscape with respect to IP.

Alex Chalkley, Grant Writer says:

Venturenomix has 15+ years of R&D Grant Writing experience and has raised over £100m from UK and EU innovation grants for startups, scaleups, mid-caps and large organisations. We offer a flexible range of services from full application writing and reviews, to grant project management, covering Innovate UK, EIC funds, Eurostars and Horizon Europe, and more. We look forward to working with Potter Clarkson and their experts to help our clients and networks navigate the intellectual property landscape with the right information, solutions and connections."

R&D grants always have an allocation of budget for IP advice and some require a Freedom to Operate (FTO) analysis as supporting evidence (EIC Accelerator for example). The team at Venturenomix have great experience and a complete range of services to help overcome any barriers to secure grant funding.

Get in touch with Potter Clarkson for an introduction to Alex and his team.