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Innovation management

In the NHS, innovation occurs in the delivery of patient care, in the education and training of employees and in R&D programmes. Most innovations are best implemented by making them freely available through normal knowledge management processes when they have demonstrated a quantifiable health gain.

However, some innovations are inventions which can be realised only through commercial development, and for these the R&D Department works with Cambridge Enterprise and Health Enterprise East to support investigators in exploiting any new intellectual property. Cambridge Enterprise will lead on the development and exploitation of any intellectual property which has been created Trust employees working together with University colleagues. Health Enterprise East will lead on the development and exploitation of any intellectual property which did not involve a University employee in its creation.

Dr Dafne Chirivino ​, Senior BRC Intellectual Property Associate, Dafne.Chirivino@enterprise.cam.ac.uk

Dafne works with Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) Department of Research and Development and Cambridge Enterprise to identify and commercialize intellectual property originating from research carried out within the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre, which is a partnership between Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and University of Cambridge.

Intellectual property will be managed in accordance with the Trust’s Intellectual Property Policy:

Please contact Dr Dafne Chirivino , Stephen Kelleher, or Mary Kasanicki  if you have any innovative ideas.