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Zuas is a spin-off from Viadynamics, a leading innovation agency, that works with the world’s leading corporations, challenger brands and start-ups.

We power world-class innovation management and technology commercialization programs for leading corporations, universities, and government agencies.

Innovation, Tech Transfer, and IP Software | Wellspring

Minesoft is the leading global patent solutions provider offering online products and services to many Fortune 500/FTSE 100 companies, IP specialists, patent attorneys and search firms around the world.

Home – Minesoft – Harnessing the power of patent data

The National Centre for Universities and Business is the collective voice of our members, the UK’s universities and leading businesses. By promoting and shaping their collaboration, we champion its value in securing the UK’s future.

NCUB – University-business collaboration across the UK

IP Pragmatics is a well-respected management consultancy specialising in scientific technologies and intellectual property. Our clients include universities, research institutes and companies in over 20 countries. Our services include: IP analytics, auditing and valuation; market research and analysis; business development and licensing; policy & strategy support; outsourced tech transfer services. We combine industry experience with a practical approach to progress product and service-based opportunities at any stage. We also provide a high value patent renewal payment service, IPRIS. We work broadly across many technology sectors with particular expertise in: IP Analytics, Human Health, Animal Health, Agritech, Food & Nutrition, Life Science Research and Cleantech.


Withers & Rogers is one of Europe’s largest dedicated intellectual property law firms, with offices across the UK and Munich. Established more than 130 years ago, we remain as passionate as ever about making intellectual property work to our clients’ best advantage. Today, our clients include many renowned, innovative organisations from across Europe, North America and Asia.


We are the National Institute for Health Research. We fund health and care research and translate discoveries into practical products, treatments, devices and procedures, involving patients and the public in all our work.


Elsevier is an information analytics business supporting a range of research collaborations in data science, metrics development, and impact assessment.


Appleyard Lees is a leading intellectual property firm. From a network of offices, we provide Intellectual Property (IP) services to the whole of the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. Committed to delivering our highest service levels at the right cost. We have an experienced and dedicated team with specialist knowledge in technical areas including headline sectors such as Electronics & Software, Engineering & Physics, Chemistry & Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences & Biotechnology.


RWS is the world leader in translation, localization and intellectual property support solutions. For more than 60 years, RWS has led the industry and helped more than 10,000 clients protect their IP and enforce their rights around the world. RWS has firmly established itself as a trusted, global brand with a reputation for technical expertise, quality and reliability.

We ensure the NHS is able to support the research of other funders to encourage broader investment in, and economic growth from, health research. We work with charities and the life sciences industry to help patients gain earlier access to breakthrough treatments and we train and develop researchers to keep the nation at the forefront of international research.

We have several Sponsorship and Advertising packages available for 2021, see our full offering here:  Sponsorship and Advertising 2022. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact

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