All commercial prospects disclosed to commercialisation are managed through a diligent, stepwise process. From initial disclosure, we assess the commercial opportunity being presented, including identifying end users and key commercial partners, the potential for IP protection, funding required to bring the innovation to market, and the best business case to take the opportunity forward.
IP policy and disclosure form
If you have a technology or research outcome that you feel could be commercialised, the first step is to complete an IP Disclosure form [.pdf] or talk to a member of the commercialisation team.
Before you submit the disclosure form, it’s a good idea to understand the Curtin Commercialisation Process and Curtin IP Policy.
Please email the completed disclosure form to firstname.lastname@example.org. A member of the Commercialisation team will contact you upon receipt of the disclosure.
Under Curtin’s IP policy, the University owns intellectual property developed by staff in the course of their duties, as well as that developed by research students under certain circumstances.
Recognising the significant contribution required for successful commercialisation, the University will share income generated as a result of commercialisation of such intellectual property, net of costs incurred, 50:50 with originators. The 50 per cent share retained by the University is further divided up between the Research Office at Curtin (50 per cent) and the faculty, school, department or centre (jointly 50 per cent) where the intellectual property was developed.