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university spinouts and joint ventures – developing your in-house expertise

Thursday 13 May 2021

11am - 12pm

As you will know, spinouts and joint ventures provide significant commercial opportunities for universities to capitalise on their research and innovation expertise. Commercialisation strategies also help institutions meet their civic goals by creating jobs, contributing to the economy and, in the case of a successful spinout or joint venture, even making a difference to our way of life.

Spinouts raise over £1bn a year, with the most recent trends being in the pharmaceutical and AI sectors. Whilst the vast majority are linked to a few traditional research-intensive universities with established commercialisation arms, those yet to fully capitalise on their research can also learn to maximise the potential of their intellectual property (IP) and know-how developed by their students and academics.

In this webinar, IP expert Selina Hinchliffe and corporate specialist Sam Sharp will:

  • Discuss commercialisation strategies and the benefits and pitfalls
  • Explore different models of exploitation, before focusing on contractual joint ventures and spinout vehicles
  • Review the life cycle of each models (from formation, to operational delivery, and then exit strategies)
  • Consider the key provisions needed for a successful exploitation strategy.

If you can't make the live session but would like to receive a copy of the on-demand recording, we would encourage you to still register for the event. This will ensure you receive a link to the recording as soon as it is available. Alternatively, a link to the webinar will be shared on our website and LinkedIn page in due course.

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our speakers

Selina Hinchliffe

Selina Hinchliffe


Selina is a non-contentious IP transactional lawyer with particular experience of working with clients in the utilities, energy and tech sectors.

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Sam sharp

Sam Sharp

Senior Associate

Sam works in the corporate team specialising in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, company reorganisations and buybacks and provides general business advice to corporate clients.

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