I had not come across ip2ipo before. This is a UK company which partners with universities to exploit their IP in new ventures. It has a prestigious list of partners.
UK universities are originators of some of the best novel intellectual property (“IP”) in the world. IP2IPO’s business is to generate commercial value from IP created by its university partners. [IP2IPO – Home]
It has just made an arrangement with the University of Bristol:
Under a 25-year deal with IP2IPO, an intellectual property commercialisation company, Bristol academics will be able to seek seed corn and early-stage finance for their ideas from an initial investment fund of �5m, the university said today. [EducationGuardian.co.uk | Special Reports | Bristol signs commercial research funding deal]