The Lab to IPO Pathway gives universities a standard system, tools, processes and methodology to help TTOs and commercial teams improve decision making and reporting, align better with research publication/peer review processes, protect IP, and secure investment.
No matter what the project or its stage of preparedness
Determining the direction of travel is not always straightforward and simple.
A clear rationale for decision making, action, funding and equity early on is critical.
Ensuring there is a steady, reliable and timely source of capital ensures success.
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..
PIPE is designed to fix this.