I’ve got an idea – what do I do now?
Tell your business manager
If you’ve got an idea that might have commercial potential or meet a social need, the first step is to get in touch with the business manager for your department or NHS trust.
Download an invention disclosure form (IDF)
If your idea has potential, your business manager will ask you to complete a confidential invention disclosure form. The IDF asks for the names of all inventors, a brief description of the invention, funding sources, and potential commercial applications of the technology.