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29 July 2015

Technology Transfer and Innovation

Innovation Logbook

Following several years' thorough research into the needs of businesses, universities and research organisations, the DTI's Innovation Unit, jointly with the Patent Office, has produced an Innovation Logbook for use by engineers, students, researchers, inventors and innovators throughout the UK.


Yorkshire and Humber Manufacturing Advisory Service

Saint Martin's House,
210-212 Chapeltown Road,

Tel: 08700 111 875
Fax: 0113 368 5263

MAS aims to help the region's manufacturers improve their productivity and efficiency by providing easy access to advice, information and 'hands-on' specialist manufacturing help. The majority of these services are delivered for free or 50% grant subsidised.


National Council for Work Experience

Prospects House,
Booth Street East,
M13 9EP

Tel: 0161 277 5267

The National Council for Work Experience offers a free online resource to help employers find students in their area who are looking for work experience. This service allows businesses to find information and contact details of placement organisations in the local area that will be able to help find a student.


Knowlege Transfer Partnerships

KTP Programme Office,
OX11 0QJ

Tel: 0870 190 2829

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK-wide programme enabling businesses to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance. KTP achieves this by helping businesses to access knowledge, technology or skills from the UK's knowledge base, which includes universities, further education colleges and Research and Technology Organisations.

Design Council

34 Bow Street,

Tel: 020 7420 5200
Fax: 020 7420 5300

The Design Council's purpose is to inspire and enable the best use of design by the UK, in the world context, to improve prosperity and well-being.


The Sixth Framework (FP6UK)

Central information point: 0870 600 6080
Textphone: 0870 240 5927
Fax: 0870 240 5929

This is the UK's central information point on the Sixth Framework - The European Union's main regime of funding support for research and development. It will provide over €17 billion between 2002 and 2006.


Intellectual Property Office

Concept House,
Cardiff Road,
South Wales,
NP10 8QQ

Tel: 08459 500 505
Fax: 01633 813600

UK Patent Office is responsible for Intellectual Property (Copyright, Designs, Patents and Trade Marks) in the UK.


Research Councils UK Secretariat

Polaris House,
North Star Avenue,

Tel: 01793 444420
Fax: 01793 444409

Research Councils invest in research covering the full spectrum of academic disciplines from the medical and biological sciences to astronomy, physics, chemistry and engineering, social sciences, economics, and the arts and humanities. They aim to give comprehensive and up to date information on support for research, training, knowledge transfer and public engagement.


European Patents Office

Erhardtstrasse 27,
D-80331 Munich

Tel: (+49 89) 2 99 - 0
Fax: (+49 89) 23 99 - 44 65

Established by the Convention on the Grant of European Patents (EPC) signed in Munich 1973, the EPO is the outcome of the European countries' collective political determination to establish a uniform patent system in Europe.


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Crystal Plaza 3,
Room 2C02,
DC 20231,

The US Patent and Trademark Office exists to promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for limited times to inventors the exclusive right to their respective discoveries in the USA.


Japanese Patent Office

3-4-3 Kasumigaseki,
Tokyo 100-8915,

Fax: +81-3-3581-0762


The World Intellectual Property Organization

34, Chemin des Colombettes,

Tel: (022) 338 9547
Fax: (022) 338 88 10

WIPO is an international organization dedicated to promoting the use and protection of works of the human spirit. These works - intellectual property - are expanding the bounds of science and technology and enriching the world of the arts. Through its work, WIPO plays an important role in enhancing the quality and enjoyment of life, as well as creating real wealth for nations.


The Chartered Institute of Patent Agents

Staple Inn Buildings,
High Holborn,

Tel: 020 7405 9450
Fax: 020 7430 0471

CIPA is the professional and examining body for patent agents (also known as patent attorneys) in the United Kingdom.


Intellectual Property

Concept House,
Cardiff Road,
South Wales,
NP10 8QQ

Tel: 08459 500 505
Fax: 01633 813600

The UK Government's home of intellectual property. Find your way through the IP jungle of Copyright, Designs, Patents and Trade Marks.


British Library - Patents Information

The British Library,
Boston Spa,
LS23 7BQ

Tel: 01937 546000

The UK's national patent library


Institute of Patentees and Inventors

Suite 505A,
Triumph House,
189 Regent Street,


Tel: 020 7434 1818
Fax: 020 7434 1727

General advice for UK inventors. The Institute offers its members advice and guidance on all aspects of inventing from idea conception to innovation and development.



60-61 Britton Street,

Tel: 020 7251 8024
Fax: 020 7608 3149

Euromonitor International is the world's leading provider of global business intelligence and strategic market analysis with over 30 years experience in publishing market research reports, business reference books and on-line information systems. Its network of analysts in more than 70 countries provide access to key sources of information and the ability to talk to the main players in world markets.



A free database for searching and viewing patents.