Formed in 1897, The University of Sheffield is one of the UK's leading universities, and excels in scientific and technological research and development. It is recognised as the UK’s 5th university for quality of life sciences research.
Sheffield counts five Nobel laureates among its alumni and researchers, Medical life sciences research is one of its principal focuses and an area in which it can demonstrate an admirable record, with three Nobel Prize winners for medicine/physiology and two Nobel Prize winners for chemistry. Other areas of research excellence include engineering, electronics, energy and nanotechnology.
Sheffield is a member of the Russell Group of Britain's leading research intensive universities
In 2005, Fusion signed a 10 year agreement with the University of Sheffield for the exclusive rights to commercialise all of their university-owned medical IP, through either licensing or the creation of spin-out companies.
In July 2008, Fusion signed a new expanded agreement with the University of Sheffield to add all univeristy owned physical sciences IP to the original agreement, such that Fusion had the rights over all of the University of Sheffield's IP, through either licensing or the creation of spin-out companies. This new expanded agreement gives Fusion the exclusive rights to all physical sciences IP until 2018, in addition to the exclusive medical IP rights, which currently run to 2015.
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