Why did NUI Galway and UL establish the NUIG-UL Technology Transfer Technology Transfer and Industry Outreach Alliance Web Portal?
To promote innovation, enhance research, and facilitate economic development through protecting and commercializing intellectual property in an efficient and effective manner that benefits the both Universities, the region, and the society as a whole
How can my company benefit from the combined research expertise of NUI Galway and UL?
The advantages for a company include:
- a cost-effective approach to innovative product and process development
- access to hot technologies developed in the two institutions
What should I do if I cannot find the expertise I require using the “Find Expertise” function?
Please send us an email with a brief description of the expertise you require and we will endeavour to point you in the right direction.
How will IP generated by my company’s interaction with the Universities be managed?
The ownership and access rights to resulting IP are negotiated on a project-by-project basis, as the most appropriate IP terms for any particular project will depend on issues such as:
- the type of research project
- the nature of the engagement between the parties (work for hire, collaboration, etc.)
- the level of public / state funding,
- the nature and value of the contributions made by the Company to the project,
- the area of technology involved,
- the nature of the results envisaged,
- which party’s background IP is primarily used for the purposes of undertaking the project
Will the Universities want to publish the results of my company’s project?
NUI Galway and UL will generally seek to have publication rights to facilitate their mission to disseminate knowledge and the academic researchers need to publish to further their academic careers. However, both Institutions will take into account both the need to ensure confidentially of proprietary information of the industry partner and the need to register IP rights if appropriate in advance of any publication.
What Governing Laws and Jurisdiction will be used to govern research agreement?
Generally, NUI Galway and UL will seek to ensure that agreements are governed by the laws of Ireland and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts. In certain exceptional circumstances, agreements may be instead governed by the laws of the UK or other EU countries.
What is the position of NUI Galway and UL in respect of Warranties, Liabilities and Indemnification in research agreements?
- NUI Galway and UL will typically agree that it will undertake the project with reasonable care and diligence.
- NUI Galway and UL will typically be responsible for ensuring that the foreground IP developed in the project by the HEI staff, postgraduate, employees is owned by the HEI.
- NUI Galway and UL will typically agree that any background IP it knowingly introduces to the project is owned by the HEI or it has full rights to use it.
- NUI Galway and UL will typically seek to ensure that there are no outstanding obligations to which it is party that would conflict with the agreement.
- NUI Galway and UL will seek to ensure that it will not encumber the background IP it brings to the project in such a way that would prevent or limit its use in the project.
- NUI Galway and UL will not represent or warrant that the background or any foreground IP is fit for any purpose or that the project will lead to any particular research result or outcome..
- NUI Galway and UL will not represent or warrant that its background IP or any foreground IP does not infringe any 3rd party rights.
- NUI Galway and UL will not accept any liability for outcome / results or IP developed in the Project.
- The only liability NUI Galway and UL may accept relates to negligence of duty.
- NUI Galway and UL will seek to be indemnified against any and all claims or actions connected with the commercialisation and / or use of the results / outcome of the project.
- NUI Galway and UL will seek that it may at any time engage in other research within an area related to the project funded separately by public or private sources and conducted separately from the project.