Our approach: just what can FIS360 do for you?

Stage One : Initial Engagement

  • Provide non-disclosure agreement to ensure strict confidentiality.
  • Gain a clear understanding of the requirement.
  • What is the nature and status of your project or technology?
  • Get a feel for you and your team, and vice-versa.
  • FIS360 only accept work where we genuinely feel our intervention can accelerate business growth and add genuine value.
  • Declare at the earliest possible instance if there are any conflicts of interest.

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Stage Two : Technology Assessment

  • Developing a high-level understanding about the technology, TRL level and USPs.
  • Be better informed to deliver better advice and solutions.
  • Developing a comprehensive appreciation for the landscape around us.
  • Desk-based market research and appraisal.
  • 'Sanity check’ to confirm the link between the technology and the customer.
  • Highlight any technical, commercial or financial risks.

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Stage Three : Strategy Development

  • Realistic timelines and key decision milestones pulls everyone’s activities into sharp focus.
  • The nature of the project will reflect what activities are needed.
  • A complete review of any IP related documentation and develop an IP strategy and FTO strategy.
  • Test the perceived Unique Selling Points.
  • Highlight any obvious technical, commercial or financial risks.
  • Develop a clear understanding of the route to market.

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Stage Four : Project Implementation

  • Achieve the project aims and using the strategy that has been developed to date.
  • An ever evolving and refining process.
  • Re-visit and test assumptions around the technical and commercial benefits of the technology.
  • Regular reviews ensure that we keep the agreed commercialisation strategy on track.
  • Introduce professional services to negotiate the legal, IP and financial challenges.
  • Clients benefit from total solution project management.
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Stage Five: LICENSING AND ASSET MONITORING

  • Getting the best deal for our clients.
  • License deal benchmarking to ensure optimal negotiation information.
  • License deal structure and license document draft.
  • Review and advise on the terms and conditions of an agreement / negotiation
  • Take the lead on making sure all royalties due on licenses are received
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Stage Five : Spin Out Activities

  • A full-service offering to lead and transact (monetise) technology / IP in order to maximise revenue.
  • Undertake the identification of potential licensees.
  • Deals may take the form of a single or multiple licensees with a variety of structures based on industry norms.
  • Taking the lead on making sure all royalties due on licenses are received.
  • Post-licensing activities to including retrieval, management and distribution of revenues.

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COMMERCIALISATION TRAINING STRATEGIES

  • Working with technical teams to focus on the impact and commercial value that their new technologies.
  • Develop and deliver bespoke training courses to compliment technical knowledge.
  • Ensure technology development is done with revenue generation in mind.
  • Allows organisations to invest and focus on the technology with commercial potential.
  • Reducing the time to market and developing products that satisfy market gaps.

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IP AUDIT STRATEGY / INTERNAL COMPANY IP POLICY

  • Expert assessment of the IP portfolio within an organisation.
  • Provide independent, fact-based commercial assessment to adapt or close projects.
  • Allows resources to be directed elsewhere for greater returns.
  • Manage new innovations and the teams or personnel behind them.
  • Enable the client to focus on ideas which are aligned with the mission of the business.
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STAGE 1 : Initial engagement and appraisal

The initial step is to meet with you and gain a clear understanding of the requirements - primarily the nature and status of your project or technology.

We're happy to discuss a project to get a feel for you and your team, understanding where you are today and where you want to be. Likewise, it's important for you to feel comfortable with us.

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STAGE 2 : Technology and project assessment

Developing a high-level understanding about your technology, TRL level and the perceived USPs means we are better informed to deliver better advice and solutions. From a commercialisation perspective, this also means developing a comprehensive appreciation for the landscape around us.

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STAGE 3 : Technology / project strategy development

Providing a commercial, technical and financial project strategy with realistic timelines and key decision milestones pulls everyone's activities into sharp focus. It's a critical stage so it's a stage which may include review and appraisal by an industry sector expert(s).

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STAGE 4 : Technology / project implementation

No two projects are the same, so implementation is by nature bespoke: each is delivered by a FIS360 commercialisation expert in coordination with the client to achieve the project aims and using the FIS360 strategy that has been developed to date.

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STAGE 5 : Licensing and asset monitoring activities

Getting the best deal for our clients is a given. The FIS360 provision is a full-service offering to lead and transact (monetise) technology / IP in order to maximise revenue.

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STAGE 5 : Spin-out activities

Providing the necessary expert support and resources to create world-leading companies based on innovative technology.

Working with the client and / or early stage management team, FIS360 can support the development of or produce a robust business plan, operational plan and financial projections for the months and years ahead.

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Complimentary services and activities

Commercialisation training strategies

FIS360 are skilled in working closely with technical teams to assist them in focussing on the impact and commercial value that their new technologies can derive for the organisation / company.

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IP audit strategy / Internal company IP policy

Many organisations have technologies and IP that have been developed and then left ‘on the shelf’ consuming resources and funds for their maintenance with little or no plan for commercialisation.

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