• What We Do

Our Services

Market Research / Feasibility Studies

The AgorIP team works with commercial mentors and business strategy experts who can assist in conducting triage market reports which includes the following:

  1. Triage the opportunity into an appropriate workstream
  2. Interview the originator(s) in a structured manner
  3. Provide an initial assessment of the opportunity and route to market
  4. Identify issues that have been discussed
  5. Set out a prospective short term action plan
  6. Capture this and provide recommendations in a Triage Report which has often been used to support a Business Plan and / or Funding application

Several benefits of conducting such a triage report is as follows:

  1. It’s a completely independent review
  2. Based on a structured interview and report template developed with AgorIP
  3. A valuable first stage in the detailed evaluation of an idea or opportunity
  4. Scopes out the market and identifies potential competition
  5. Highlights novelty of the innovation

Commercial Mentoring and Strategic Planning

The AgorIP Project works with commercial mentors and specialists including BIC innovation who can help inject creativity into your strategic thinking, prioritise your ideas and turn those ideas into value for your business so that you not only survive, but thrive. Our mentors can make sure you are fit for scale by implementing strategic growth plans that help you overcome roadblocks, ensuring your business is ready for investment.

In addition to this, our consultants can translate your business goals into an effective and impactful marketing strategy, identify and clarify your value proposition, define audiences, and articulate key messages.

Licensing IP

In terms of negotiating licensing agreements, this can take quite some time – often many months. This discussions can also be a source of conflict as innovators and the company will inevitably disagree about the value of the invention. Hence, AgorIP can source professional negotiators to help assist with the terms and conditions of the required agreement to ensure all parties are content with the contract and agreed terms.

Our negotiators would be able to:

  1. Know what both parties want from the negotiations
  2. Understand the inventors and companies positions, and;
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity

So you have intellectual property and you’ve enquired about it with AgorIP; what happens next?

We’ve broken the process down into 5 simple steps: Your Commercialisation Journey

Step 1

Our team will carry out initial due diligence, to check the viability of your project and its ability to deliver indicators for AgorIP, in line with Funder requirements.

Step 2

If your project is viable, a Technology Transfer Manager (TTM) will work with you to develop a proposal, which will then be taken to our Evaluation Panel for review. If the results of the project viability are unfavourable, then your request for support is unlikely to be progressed to the panel.

Step 3

Once your project has been taken to Evaluation Panel, your TTM can then begin to arrange the professional services you require. These may vary from:

  • patent attorneys
  • trademark attorneys
  • commercial mentors
  • design and branding consultants
  • specialist legal advice
  • market feasibility studies and triage reports

Step 4

With assistance from your TTM, you will work with professional service contractors to deliver your project.

Step 5

This is the final step, the closure of your project. Once ensuring that we’ve collected the indicators for our funders, our Engagement and Communications Officer may work alongside you to create press and marketing materials to further promote your innovation, once the project has been closed.

What We Don’t Do

AgorIP cannot:

  • Give you money; we work with you and invest in activity for a shared outcome.
  • Support everything; we can only support opportunities that make commercial or economic sense, that are in line with our indicator requirements.
  • Support opportunities where we believe we cannot add value.
  • Support opportunities forever; if there is no commercial traction we will stop and hand the opportunity back to you.
  • We can only support projects that deliver targets/indicators and represent value for money. Sometimes projects are partially funded, or funded subject to milestones being achieved.