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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 it works for technology seeker

This system is different to others out there - it has been specifically designed with your needs in mind, based on 18 months of trials with industry partners

  • The IP Net system is a free new way of receiving a stream of high quality IP based technology offerings, in very clear & focussed language

  • If you wish, you can also advertise a technology need or challenge, which will be emailed out automatically to technology providers on the system.  If you wish to,  you can do this anonymously

  • All the information is non-confidential

  • The information is formatted in a unique and simple way in industry terms

  • IP Net has no "middle men" activities that slow it down, but puts you directly in touch with the IP provider

  • This service is completely free to all users, and is funded by sponsorship

  • Any browsing you do on the web site is completely anonymous

  • If you subscribe, the information is delivered to you in a monthly report table, that is very easy to browse, and other mail formats are available