Forms & Resources

Non-Disclosure Agreements

It is important to control the information flow around ideas that have commercial potential.

Discussing your innovations with people from other organisations, giving talks or publishing information online or in journals can jeopardise the chances of protecting and commercialising them.

Before you and/or your Business Manager speak to a third party about your idea such as a contractor, consultant or a potential licensee or collaborator, a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) – sometimes called a Confidentiality Disclosure Agreement (CDA) – should be in place. This enables the appropriate discussions with a third party to take place but prevents them disclosing the content of those discussions to anyone else.

The first step is to complete an invention disclosure form and you can download one below.

Download Invention Disclosure Form

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For a confidential, no obligation discussion about the possibilities and opportunities for your novel idea, please contact your Business Manager.