Maximising R&D impact

Harness the PIPE network to commercialise, partner and fund ALL ideas and innovation from Student Enterprise to PhD using our unique Lab to IPO Pathway and Web3 Launchpad to monetise projects, individual contributions and university engagement to create new revenue streams.

The network effect

The PIPE Platform creates a marketplace where university R&D/IP projects source industry experts, commercial partners, investors and service providers who provide support services, grants and expertise to commercialise ideas in a standard and systematic way on the Lab to IP Pathway.

Technology Transfer Offices and commercialisation teams across the UK and Europe have several important challenges to deal with.

Securely and discreetly Disclose & Validate ALL projects quickly

No matter what the project or its stage of preparedness to get real world reviews on impact

An easy to use process enables more disclosures from more researchers to be put forward, aligned with timelines to publish, supporting decision making, and simplifying the prioritisation process.

Putting projects on the right path whilst protecting IP

Determining the direction of travel is not always straightforward and simple.

Clear, well documented roadmaps are essential: based on evidence, supported by people who have been there before, know what they are doing and protected by systems and processes.

 
Partnering and creating commercial IMPACT fairly & equitably

A clear rationale for decision making, action, funding and equity early on is critical.

Proving and recording the contributions of partners, individuals, teams, the university and the founders means that contributions are protected while attracting new investors.

Patient, timely and available capital of up to €2m

Ensuring there is a steady, reliable and timely source of capital

Capital must be aligned with the commercial, environmental and/or societal roadmaps and direction of travel; key milestones ensure goals are hit and progress is made.


Disclose, Validate, Evaluate, Launch, Fund and List on one platform

Platform benefits

  • Easily appraise very early stage projects (even before TRL1) for impact
  • All projects welcome, whether commercial, environmental and/or societal
  • A single platform where all aspects of commercialisation are managed
  • Get early visibility of funds and team members in a single place
  • Projects listed can raise additional funds through PIPE
  • PIPE is a virtual TTO designed to support your goals


  • Standard & Systematic

    PIPE Systems

    From simple user registration to project Disclosure & Validation, the PIPE Platform and Lab to IPO Pathway is designed to support the TTO and commercial team make better, standardised and systematic decisions.  From the use of AI to the presentation of outcomes in a standard, easy to understand format, the PIPE Platform is a novel approach to university R&D/IP impact creation.


    To patent or not to patent?

    One of the first steps in protecting IP that TTOs and commercial teams take is to consider the possibility of a patent registration.  However, this process is time consuming and costly.

    Researchers often want to progress the publication of findings quickly, whilst the TTO or commercial teams has an obligation to their University and the protection of IP where possible..


    In addition, many ideas and innovations can not be patented or should not be patented at such an early stage, and so there is a conflict between the researcher who may wish to go faster, the TTO or commercial team who wish to avoid risk and the understanding that future investors or commercial partners will require a patent.

    PIPE is designed to fix this.