IP Policy at WIT
Topic of the practice
The practice is designed to support, protect and encourage the commercialisation of Intellectual Property at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT).
Good Practice Information
The purpose is to describe the Institute’s approach to IP in the context of (a) in such a fashion as to be understandable to WIT’s staff, students, academic and industrial collaborators; (b) in such detail as to provide concrete guidelines in a practical framework; (c) in sufficient clarity to delineate roles and responsibilities, rights and obligations and to avoid mis-understandings. The aim is
to clarify rights, obligations and procedures with regard to IP and encourage strategies of commercialisation and technology transfer that provide the greatest benefit to the Institute, the region and the Irish economy and to develop and continually improve a long-term strategy that enables the IP development and related activities, together with maintenance of high standards of education.
Evidence of success
The importance of this practice is that it provides structure, guidance, support and protection for all parties to IP and research within the institute. It is also valuable for stakeholders outside of the institute who may be involved with R&D with institute staff. The practice is still relatively new as it was introduced in 2010, and there are no specific indicators/outputs to measure it success.
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
Commercialisation Office and Technology Transfer Office Ms Kathryn Kiely GM
Annex completed on: 10-31-2013