Intellectual Property and Commercialisation

The SBRC Nottingham has been established to accelerate the development of our understanding of how:

microbial metabolism can be tailored to economically generate chemical feedstocks sustainably from waste gases.

From this fundamental science approach, the SBRC Nottingham will develop new synthetic biology tools and resources to be utilised by industry as well as academia, globally.

Intellectual Property

The SBRC Nottingham will work closely with the University of Nottingham’s Technology Transfer Office to identify, assess and protect IP as it arises. The objective is to ensure that, as far as possible, all IP that has exploitable value is identified and used appropriately to maximise the:

  • research
  • environmental
  • societal and economic

impact from the Research Councils’ funding that underpins the Centre.


The ambition of the SBRC Nottingham is that the tools and resources it generates will be actively promoted to global audiences of academics and industrialists. The SBRC-Nottingham intends that, wherever practicable, any research tools it develops will be made widely available to industry through non-exclusive research and / or commercialisation licences.

Patented technologies associated with the SBRC that are currently available through the University can be found on the right and at Patented Technologies. They are available to companies either as commercial or research licences.


To discuss your licensing needs, please contact Dr Alan Burbidge, SBRC Nottingham Centre Manager: