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  We are pleased to let you know of some exciting changes to the IP Net service, of which you are user. The is to be incorporated within the UK Innovation Forum (UKIF), which will give you access to a range of additional news and technology access services, in addition to the existing service which will be maintained. The UK Innovation Forum already has thousands of subscribers and links large corporations to SMEs to universities across the UK and internationally. It offers brokering and other events, extensive databases of technologies and contacts across the university sector.


Regarding your personal information: IP Net is to be assigned from the University of Manchester to UK Innovation Forum Limited (incorporated in England (06988400) having its registered office at  Unit 6, 30 Friern Park, London N12 9DA) with effect from 15th September 2013.  If you do not wish your details to be passed on to UK Innovation Forum Limited as part of this transfer, please contact not later 15th October.  In the absence of any contact from you before that date, your details will be passed on to UK Innovation Forum Limited as part of the transfer on the appropriate date. The UK Innovation Forum Ltd. is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office and has stirct confidentiality rules. Your personal information will be kept private and used only for purposes directly connected to the Knowledge Vine and UK Innovation Forum services and activities. Personal data will not be passed on to any third parties.


How IP Net works for technology providers

IP Net is a very simple, free, and low effort way of marketing intellectual property/technology
  • As an IP Provider, IP Net gives you a new way of technology marketing that gives you control and visibility of what is going on - it is FIRST first truly peer-to-peer and free way of marketing IP
  • It markets your technology directly to a wide pool of industry professionals such as corporate in-licensing people, technology scouts and brokers, SMEs etc etc
  • Register on the site, choosing "Yes" to the option "Do you want to market IP?"

  • Once registered and logged in just go to "Add new IP" on the left menu technology -  you fill in a simple web form with non-confidential information

  • Then by clicking the "market now" button, the technology is marketed directly by email to subscribers

  • The system puts interested parties DIRECTLY back in touch with you straight away

  • As a peer-to-peer system IP Net plays NO "middle-man"role - it is designed to help make connections for you very quickly

  • IP Providers receive monthly reports of activity, such as page views and numbers of responses

  • The system is funded entirely through sponsorship

  • IP Net is open to ANY provider of IP, including universities, sme, corporates, independent research institutions etc