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The role of university science departments is to teach and to do research. This has always been the case and remains their most important function. Only recently has the additional expectation emerged whereby the intellectual property they generated should be exploited for the public benefit. This is possible without compromising traditional values, either by licensing research to outside companies or by creating new spin-out companies.

These companies generate finance for universities and the country; provide jobs and help reward and retain academics. This activity is seen as particularly important in Wales where the powerful record of education has not been matched in exploitation.


30th October 2013

Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre
Cardiff University

University of Oxford and IP Group Plc

Professor Graham Richards CBE FLSW

The Commercialization and Exploitation of Knowledge