A solution for

Technology Transfer

E-lucid is an award-winning online platform for academic technology transfer, used by some of the UK’s leading universities. Created within UCL Business, it is tuned to the specific needs of a TTO and designed to reduce the burden of licensing non-exclusive IP, generate income from new channels and create trackable impact.

How it works

List your products

Add, edit and craft your portfolio. Add video, text, image, academic references, supporting files and more. Use it as a showcase for your technologies and media.

A dual licensing strategy

Encourage entrepreneurial activity by offering a place where academic and open source licensing can sit side-by-side.

Loop in your academics

Each product can be adapted to offer academics a veto on orders or simply just inform them a transaction is in progress.

Automated processes

Even complex sign-off procedures are automated, so no project management is required. All stakeholders will be emailed (and even chased) by the platform, leaving you to get on with you day job.

Track impact

Even if a technology is being licensed for free, it is important to understand who is using it and have opportunities to follow up, or place conditions on its use, so the impact can be properly measured. Engagement and transaction data can be generated via E-lucid.

Take payments online

Take payments online, securely and efficiently – saving time for both your finance department and your customers. Offline payment options are also available.

How it gets used

Materials & MTAs

E-lucid has been used to successfully manage the transaction of thousands of tangible research materials under standardised agreement terms. The customisable approvals process and reusable licence feature make the platform unique in its ability to both list and automatically process requests.

Software & Digital Products

Self-contained programs, algorithms, models and more have been listed and sold through E-lucid. Dual licensing strategies fully accommodated. Set pricing per seat and/or by time period.

Physical Products

Hardware ranging from medical equipment through to consumer devices has been transacted through E-lucid. The built-in e-commerce functionality and flexibility in managing payment processes allow for both instant online purchases or traditional offline payments.

Surveys, questionnaires and publications

Questionnaires, academic surveys or publications (digital or print) are easily handled by E-lucid. Create a permanent home for your digital assets for all to link to.


Have a library of video, image, audio or other digital media? Then use E-lucid to manage and keep track of your licensees. A searchable website to host them, a process to control access and a place to track and store past transactions.


Use the E-lucid platform to publicise any patented technologies available for non-exclusive licensing. A quick and easy way to market a patent, adding as much supplementary information as you need. Set your terms and licence fee / royalty structure options up-front or “on application” and tailor your authorisation process accordingly.

The software

Web based

E-lucid is a fully-hosted platform and our tried and tested platform ensures the highest levels of support, technology, and security.


The platform is tailored to your organisation and full training given so you can fully-own your site.


We commit ourselves to running a reliable and responsive service  and  see the relationship with our customers as a long-term  partnership. Helping them build a stronger, more inclusive IP portfolio.

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What others are saying...

"E-lucid has been a very timely solution to an increasing number of software licence requests. The system is easy to use, offering quick set-up and allowing us to offer flexible licensing options for different customer."

UMIPManchester University

"It has allowed UCLB to increase our engagement with the academic base by providing them with another mechanism to demonstrate impact in a quantifiable way"

Dr Steven SchoolingUCLB

"We've received positive feedback on the look and feel of the new site"

Edinburgh Research and Innovation Ltd

"E-lucid has enabled us to tap into a typically overlooked source of revenue for TTOs; that of higher volume, lower value, non-exclusive IP licensing"

Dr. Steven SchoolingUCL Business

"Online Payment and product download allows access to university products in a matter of minutes, and without manual intervention"

Edinburgh Research and Innovation Ltd