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AgorIP

Project description

AgorIP is a unique innovation project working to bring ideas and inventions to life. Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and Swansea University, AgorIP can help investors to realise the potential of their ideas, products or research. Our team of experts help take IP to the marketplace and make it a commercial success.

AgorIP is open to anyone based anywhere in West Wales, North Wales or the Valleys.

Delivery model

AgorIP provides an Open Access Open Innovation Framework, available to academia, University Health Boards and industrial collaborators across Wales. AgorIP provides a step-change in the capability and capacity to realise value from IP in Wales.

AgorIP has been developed to provide a structured, integrated and professional framework and service to commercialise Intellectual Property through proven HEI channels. Drawing upon specialists in intellectual property, business development and commercialisation, the Framework will involve Innovation Officers supported by ‘Commercial Leads’ (procured for specific opportunities) in taking IP through to commercial exploitation.

Geographical coverage

The project will benefit all local authority areas across the West Wales and the Valleys programme area.

Specific targets

  • Number of patents registered for products – 44
  • Enterprises receiving non-financial support – 73
  • Employment increase in supported enterprises – 75
  • Private investment matching public support in innovation or R&D projects – £1m
  • Number of new enterprises supported – 15
  • Number of enterprises supported to introduce new to market products – 58
  • Number of enterprises supported to introduce new to firm products – 58
  • Number of enterprises cooperating with supported research institutions – 25

Contact details

Name: Gemma Parry
Email: gemma.m.parry@swansea.ac.uk
Telephone: 01792 604478
Address: School of Management, Swansea University Bay Campus, Fabian Way, Swansea, SA1 8EN
Website: Website
Twitter: Twitter

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Progress

Progress to end Aug 2019

Indicator delivery progressing well with all categories ahead or within variance of re-profile 2018/03.

Over 300 enquiries received with approx. £2.5m allocated to supporting nearly 150 opportunities.

Seconded staff now in place for Hywel Dda UHB, Cwm Taf UHB and Betsi Cadwaldr UHB.

Business Plans for AgorIP WW&V Enhanced and AgorIP East Wales in development with WEFO and WG.