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UMI3 Newsletter December 2014

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UMIC ® UMIP ® Intellectual Property Commercialisation The Innovation Centre UMI 3 The University of Manchester I 3 Limited Since 2004, we have created over 30 spin-out companies and brokered over 800 licences and assignments, helping to meet the University's target of becoming a world-class benchmark for commercialising academic research outputs. The day began with a summary of our activities and impact over the past 10 years by Clive Rowland, UMI 3 CEO, and Professor Luke Georghiou, VP for Research and Innovation. There followed presentations by our two investor partners: the UMIP Premier Fund's Dr Mark Rahn and IP Group's Dr Cassie Doherty who gave overviews on investing in early-stage technologies, and in particular investing in our technology projects and spin-outs from Proof-of- Principle and seedcorn to later stage investments. Welcome to our 10th anniversary e-newsletter featuring news from our Technology Commercialisation (UMIP) and Innovation Centre (UMIC) divisions UMI 3 CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF POSITIVE IMPACT UMI 3 Inspire... Invent... Innovate On December 10th, we celebrated 10 years of positive impact in technology transfer by hosting an event in our Innovation Centre which was attended by over 80 delegates including members of the University's Senior Management Team. L-R: Professor Simon Rowland, Dr Cassie Doherty, Dr Mark Rahn, Professor Luke Georghiou, Mr Clive Rowland

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