Successfully exploiting the science, technologies and services that result from academic research is a real challenge. Whether the potential impacts are economic, societal, environmental, or commercial, finding and navigating a route to successful exploitation is a difficult and time consuming task.
Over the past 15 years, Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation organisations have matured dramatically. Qi3 has been closely involved with the sector over this period, adapting and developing its services to meet the changing needs. Qi3 has established itself uniquely as a bridge between research and industry, having managed a number of KE programmes and projects in partnership with leading Universities, Research Institutes, and Research Councils. We help you make decisions quickly on your next steps in commercialising new technologies and maximizing Pathways to Impact. Based on this extensive experience, Qi3 has developed a range of programmes that are designed to support University commercialisation and research staff by providing effective real-world market input and engagement in targeted and cost effective ways.
Community Building – Thematic Knowledge Exchange Programmes
Qi3 has developed a structured programme of interlinking activities to bring together the expertise of several academic groups into a thematic knowledge exchange programme (without compromising the independence of the academics). It creates a compelling offering for industry, governments, and other target organisations, as the sum is greater than the individual parts.
Market Review of Technology Portfolios
University departments often have multiple research groups, each developing a range of technologies and tools to support their research. Many of these are suitable for further development and commercial exploitation, but will need additional funding from Research Councils and industry. Qi3 has developed an integrated project structure to assess which technologies have strongest market appeal and to identify the best funding sources to apply to.
Other services delivered by Qi3 to Universities and Research Councils include:
- Technology Mining
- Partnership Building
- Performance Evaluation
When combined with our other services of: Ask The Experts Technology Market Evaluation (TME) Stimulating Market Driven Success in Spin-out Companies, Qi3 has a unique combination of services, expertise, and market knowledge to effectively assist Universities and Research Councils with their KE and Commercialisation challenges. Examples of our work can be found in our case studies.
Qi3 rapidly grasped the intricacies of the VIHI technology and its applications and undertook a well-defined package of work with a very high degree of efficiency. The information was clearly presented and the data, its interpretation and Qi3’s recommendations will be invaluable as we consider the future commercialisation path of this technology.