Universities and research organisations

Universities and research organisations

"Shoosmiths’ expertise in university legal matters, professionalism and accessible working style allows them to provide seamless support whenever we need it. We value their ability to integrate with the in-house team and deal directly with our internal client base."

Russell Group University

Our market leading team has advised and worked in-house at some of the country’s leading research intensive Universities and other high profile research organisations, including numerous government Catapults.

We are also retained advisors to research councils and major funding organisations and advise on major UK and EU funding and innovation programmes.

As a result, we have an in-depth and practical understanding of the innovation ecosystem, the competing objectives of its stakeholders and the key commercial and contractual issues relating to all types of all IP development and commercialisation contracts.

We can help with the following:

  • NDAs and MTAs
  • R&D agreements and collaborations
  • EU consortium agreements
  • Grant funding
  • Studentship agreements
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
  • Licenses and commercialisation agreements
  • Spin outs
  • Joint ventures, partnerships and collaborations
  • Templates production and management
  • State aid compliance

To help over stretched in-house legal teams in all types of research organisations to manage the time commitment, risk and cost associated with large volumes of research and tech transfer agreements we have developed R&D Contract Manager - a fixed cost, end to end contract review an negotiation service. Please click on the box to the left to download our brochure.