IC4 engages in three different, but complementary types of research:
Core research seeks to provide research solutions to research problems that are experience by a number of IC4 member companies. The cost of this research is fully-funded by the centre and the research results are made available to all members on a non-exclusive basis.
Targeted research projects are carried out for individual companies, whereby the research results are exclusively licensed to those companies. In return for proprietary access to the research results generated, client companies are asked to contribute to a portion of the overall research costs.
Core and targeted projects are complementary given ‘core’ research is useful in generating IP and know-how that can subsequently be used as background IP in ‘targeted’ research.
Research fully-funded by the centre. Results available to all members on a non-exclusive basis