Advice for the commercialisation and exploitation of research and ideas.
Prologue; Acknowledgements; 1. Bringing your technology to market; 2. So do you really have something of value?; 3. The first steps towards commercialisation of your technology; 4. The difficult problem of valuation of intellectual property; 5. Developing your ideas; 6. The licensing option; 7. Forming your own company; 8. Financing the business start up; 9. Making your technology a commercial success; 10. Conclusion; Appendices; Index.
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