Licensing your innovation to a company is the most straightforward way to get into the marketplace, but some research discoveries don't yet fit this model. Your innovation may need refining or incubation, before its application is clear to the market. That process typically happens in a startup environment.
Starting a new business is a major commitment and requires significant investment of time and resources. If you're interested in taking the startup route to develop your technology, ICO can help. Please contact your Commercialization Manager or ICO at firstname.lastname@example.org to explore next steps.