Rothamsted Research has a team dedicated to delivering Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC).
Our researchers collaborate with a range of governmental organisations, research institutes and companies to develop solutions to meet the needs of industry and society. We engage with industry on a number of different ways, including through: collaborative R&D projects, consultancy work, technology licensing, business incubation and training. This website give an overview of the scope of our impact when working with industry.
With relationships in over 40 countries, Rothamsted Research is a hub of significant international activity. In 2009 the institute was selected to host Embrapa-LabEx in the UK and we are now working with this Brazilian organisation to foster UK-BR collaboration in research and technology development. We have found that this diverse, international mix produces a stimulating research and business environment and are expanding our strategic links to other regions and organisations.
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council is our main funder. Our projects are also funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Medical Research Council. We have also been involved in a number of projects funded by Defra, HGCA, Horticultural Development Council, Technology Strategy Board, the European Community andUSA Department of Agriculture, as well as not-for-profit organisations such as the Esmee Fairburn Foundation, Perry Foundation, Lawes Agricultural Trust and Royal Society.
Rothamsted Research is currently the owner of patents applicable to a variety of fields of application. Details of a selection of our Chinese patents and patent applications (in Chinese) are found on this page.
This page contains copies (in English) of our patent applications and granted patents. Due to ongoing examination of patent applications these may not reflect the exact current text of every patent, however if you have an interest in a particular patent please do not hesitate to get in touch with us and we will be happy to provide you with the most recent copy of the patent.