Commercialising research

Our commercialisation team protects and exploits the University’s intellectual property, generated through its research, helping to maximise the economic, commercial and societal impact of that research.

The University places importance on supporting academics through the process of commercialising their research. This is evidenced through the University’s Enterprise Investment Fund (EIF), a significant annual fund which is dedicated to supporting commercialisation projects. Funding is available for staff to de-risk technologies developed at the University, ideally following validation via other internal Proof of Concept funds (e.g. UKRI Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) funding), and provide start-up investment to our spin-out companies.

Through our partnership with the NxNW consortium, our academics can access external accelerator programmes, such as the Innovate UK funded Innovation-to-Commercialisation of University Research (ICURe) Discovery and Explore schemes. 

Two University spin-outs make LCR tech business sector list

Two University spin-outs make prestigious LCR tech business sector list

The Liverpool City Region (LCR) Tech Climbers 2024 list was recently revealed – with two University spin-outs, Atomik AM and Plasma2x Limited, recognised for their achievements.

SenseAI software speeds up electron microscopy


Disruptive sub-sampling software from SenseAI speeds up electron microscopy by up to 100x. SenseAI partners with Quantum Detectors to launch at M&M 2023.

Future Founders Programme

Future Founders Programme

Supporting early-stage academic founders who are ready to take on a director or ownership role of a developing business.

Interview with Donna Bradshaw

Interview with Donna Bradshaw

Donna Bradshaw joined the University of Liverpool’s IP Commercialisation team as the first Entrepreneur Coach in Residence 2023.

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship - a year of success

Read about our Research Commercialisation achievements and growing spin-out portfolio in our Enterprise and Entrepreneurship 2021-22 report.