Innovation and Intellectual Property
"Innovation is the conversion of knowledge and
ideas into a benefit, which may be for commercial use or for the
public good. The benefit may be new or improved products, processes
or services" - Bristol Health Partners
"Innovation is about delivering value through
the implementation of new ideas; whether those ideas are adopted or
entirely new. It is essentially about weaving together different
knowledge strands - clinical, technical, market, financial and so
on - to create value" - Bessant, Moslein; Advanced Institute of
Management Research 2011
How to get started
The first thing to do is not to tell anyone about your idea.
This can stop your idea being commercialised. Contact the Research
& Innovation Department to arrange to meet and discuss in
confidence your idea whether it relates to a product or
All employees of UH Bristol are subject to the Intellectual
Property Policy of the Trust. In most cases your concept is
automatically the property of the Trust. However, as the inventor,
if there is any financial return from the development of your idea
then you may be entitled to a share.
Please read a copy of the Trust's Intellectual Property Policy,
or speak directly to Research & Innovation regarding ownership
of any news ideas.
Did you find what you were looking for on the
R&I website? If not, please
contact Catherine Down on: Catherine.Down@UHBristol.nhs.uk
or Tel: 0117 34 20233.