Does Made Smarter Technology Accelerator take ownership of intellectual property?

Legal (startup)

No, this programme does not seek to own any participants’ IP. We do require a free licence/version to use your prototype/product openly in our centres insofar as practicable (but this will be protected and doesn’t get distributed beyond use in our centres); this is normally seen to be a benefit as it demonstrates your prototype/product and can assist introductions between participants and interested parties.

You will similarly need to provide a free licence/version for the Industrial Sponsors to be able to use and demonstrate the prototype/MVP, insofar as practicable. You will be expected to agree specific terms with the Industrial Sponsors directly.