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 Alta Innovations is the University of Birmingham’s research commercialisation company. 

Technology transfer
We help develop ideas into innovations
We work with our academics to protect the University’s intellectual property and find the right commercial route for research.  This might be through licensing the technology to a partner organisation, or creating a spin-out company. Through our expertise and networks, nearly 60% of all inventions we protect are licensed or assigned to a company within 18 months.

Consultancy
We provide access to world-class expertise at the University of Birmingham
Our relationships with businesses in the UK and internationally ensure we are well placed to promote partnerships between business and academia.  We help businesses access fresh thinking from academics who are leaders in their field and help academics create impact and gain income from their research.