What are the benefits of commercialisation? Would it not be better just to publish the results? What do I need to commit to, if I wish to commercialise my idea or invention? The idea of commercialising research raises many questions. The publication and commercialisation of research results are often pitted against each other as if they were mutually [scald=172056:sdl_editor_representation]exclusive options. In reality syncronising publication with commercialisation support each other and add value and significance to the research results. Both are highly useful, particularly when applying for international funding. Research results that form the basis for commercialisation can normally be freely published as soon as a patent application is filed to the patent authorities. Well prepared application provides required protection to the relevant intellectual property rights. For optimal timing, contact us as early as possible, ideally in good time before submitting your article for publication.