Innovation & Enterprise


Policies supported by Innovation & Enterprise

Find out about UCL’s policies on intellectual property, revenue sharing, disclosing and managing conflicts of interest, and declaring interests.

UCL Innovation & Enterprise provides day-to-day and specialist support for several UCL policies that underpin enterprise and knowledge exchange activities across the university. These include UCL's policies on intellectual property (IP), conflicts of interest, and revenue sharing.

Intellectual property 

UCL’s Intellectual Property (IP) policy helps staff and students understand intellectual property rights and how they apply to copyright, patents and other related forms of intellectual assets.


Revenue sharing

UCL’s Revenue Sharing Policy outlines how revenue will be distributed when UCL commercialises intellectual property generated by staff and/or students.

Access the Revenue Sharing Policy (you'll need your UCL login).

Disclosure of conflicts and declarations of interest

UCL’s Disclosure of Conflict and Declaration of Interest Policy outlines:

  • the responsibilities staff and doctoral students have to identify, disclose and manage actual, perceived or potential conflicts of interest
  • who needs to submit an annual declaration of external interests and why

For more information access:

Disclosing and managing conflicts of interest

For more on disclosing and managing conflicts of interest access:

You should disclose conflicts via the ‘UCL Manage Conflicts and Declare Interests’ system accessed via www.ucl.ac.uk/myhr

Annual declaration of interests

For more information access guidance on annual declarations of interests.

You can complete your annual declaration using Inside UCL.

Working with companies owned or led by UCL staff and students

Things to consider when working with a spinout, startup or other company with significant links with UCL staff and/or students are outlined in our embedded companies guidance.

Other policies relating to enterprise and knowledge exchange activities

When engaging in enterprise and knowledge exchange activities, there may be other UCL policies and guidelines you need to consider – from research code of conduct to use of the UCL brand and logo

The IP commercialisation process

The process of working with UCL Business (UCLB), and what your options are if they’re unable to commercialise new IP from your research, are covered in our commercialisation guidance.

Academic staff consultancy

A framework for staff engaged in consultancy is covered in the UCL Academic Staff Consultancy Policy (you'll need your UCL login).