USW Commercial Services (registered as UGCS Ltd until advised) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Glamorgan. It was formed in 1992 to ensure the resources and the expertise of the University is made available to private, public and voluntary sector organisations on a local, national and international basis.
USW Commercial Services has approximately 400 University and external consultants registered with the company for their particular areas of expertise. The key services offered by USW Commercial Services are in the areas of training (learning & development), consultancy, project management and innovation services.
Learning & Development is provided in areas such as Project Management, Procurement & Supply Chain, Management Development and Health & Safety. We deliver a blend of accredited and non-accredited courses and are widely recognised throughout the UK’s public and private sectors. Geographically we routinely deliver training both locally, nationally and globally (for example in Bahrain, Hong Kong and Singapore).
Supported by the broad project management experience of USW Commercial Services, consultancy contracts are being undertaken in the general areas of Construction, Product Engineering, Mechanical Design/Testing, Education Management, Small Business Support, Equality, Community Regeneration and Health Care.
Knowledge Transfer contracts are held by USW Commercial Services on behalf of government agencies and government departments (UK and European). These contracts result in USW Commercial Services managing funds ranging from £0.1m to £4.0m in value. We have built up particular expertise in knowledge transfer which focuses on intellectual property e.g. patents, trademarks, copyrighted software and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP).
The main vehicles for commercialisation are the creation of spinout companies or licensing technologies to third parties.
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