BBSRC Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation Seminars

This initiative provides universities and institutes with funding to deliver seminars on knowledge exchange and commercialisation (KEC).

The BBSRC will support a maximum of one seminar per year per institution, and therefore coordination across the institution is essential.

Please contact Phil Clare in the first instance if you are interested in applying to this scheme.

More details can be found on the BBSRC website.


  • A half day, with networking or debate
  • Involve senior academic staff and academic-related colleagues in developing the programme and encouraging attendance
  • Speakers could include university industrial liaison staff, knowledge exchange professionals, technology transfer specialists, patent lawyers, KTP advisors, KTP office, business development staff and senior managers
  • Success stories by academic colleagues demonstrating the benefits and impact of KEC



  • Highlight the principles underlying BBSRC KEC policy
  • What are intellectual assets?
  • What is the university strategy with regards to intellectual assets management?
  • University knowledge exchange strategy and policies
  • What is IP and its relation to intellectual assets?
  • Understanding patenting of IP in biological research
  • Licensing and collaboration agreements
  • When to disclose or disseminate to achieve greater impact?



BBSRC will contribute up to £2,000 in grants towards costs of external speakers, room booking, time spent in organising the event and other reasonable costs. The cost of lunch and refreshments is not eligible.

A BBSRC speaker may be available, free of charge, on request.