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An Intellectual Property Unit (IPU) is a cornerstone of innovation and creativity for universities and public research institutions (PRIs). It provides structure, predictability, and a framework for talented minds to do what they do best: innovate

Intellectual property (IP) plays an essential role in the teaching and research functions of universities and PRIs.

Main goals of MUHAS IP policy:

  • Provide legal certainty.
  • Promote scientific research and technological development.
  • Encourage researchers to consider the possible opportunities for exploiting an invention so as to increase the potential flow of benefits to society.
  • Provide an environment that supports and encourages innovation and development.
  • Balance the various conflicting interests of universities, industry and society.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable national laws and regulations.