Innovation as a concept is hard to pin down. Some associate it with ground-breaking inventions. Others think of those small, incremental improvements in how we work day-to-day. Both can give rise to important “knowledge assets”. In my role as a …
Prior to joining GOTT, Ben worked for the UK Atomic Energy Authority as part of its Commercial Team. He has also spent time in the university technology transfer sector, having worked at Oxford University Innovation (the University of Oxford’s commercialisation arm) in both its external consultancy and licensing & ventures teams. Ben has experience working with intellectual property in all his past roles and is a part-qualified UK patent attorney. He is also an ATTP Registered Technology Transfer Professional and holds a master’s degree in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Warwick.
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The government's knowledge assets work was originally led out of an HM Treasury team, but has since transitioned over to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). In April 2021, HM Treasury published the Mackintosh Report which set out an implementation strategy to gain greater value from public sector knowledge assets. The report recommended the setting up of the Government Office for Technology Transfer (GOTT).
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