Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board) have launched a competition for investment of up to £2m in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four enabling technology areas.
It is vital that funders ensure the money they spend, goes to fund projects that have the best chance of realising impact. It is with this in mind that they ask whether you have “freedom to operate”. In the simplest terms, this means, do you have the right to go forward with your research outside the lab, or will you be infringing another party’s intellectual property (IP) rights? Continue reading