The Industry Liaison Office (ILO) was established in 2014 as the university’s technology transfer office to accelerate the commercialisation of the university’s Intellectual Property (IP) rights. This is done through the facilitation of the linkages between the industries and the research academia as well as the alignment of our strategy towards achieving the nation’s goal of Vision 2035. Although in its nascent stage, UBD’s ILO is well-positioned and have already successfully inked two research agreements with 2 international collaborators, namely Pixela Corporation from Japan and Sengenics UK with the aim to develop innovative products into the market. ILO welcomes interested companies and agencies for collaboration and commercialisation opportunities of its patents and other ongoing research projects.
Creating new technologies that have great positive impact academically and to Industries has been a trend with UBD Researchers. Researchers work with Innovation and Enterprise Office (IEO) to protect the created technologies by filing patents locally and internationally and bring these technologies to market with assistance of Industry Liaison Office (ILO). All inventions are screened through Patent Review Board that comprises Academic and Business Leaders that help to plan patent filing strategy in foreign countries. The journey to protect inventions by patents started on 1st May 2012 with nine patent applications in medical, energy and materials were