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What is IPHatch®?

An unique open-innovation competition that empowers you with granted patents originated from world renowned tech giants.

The Stages & Dates

Key event dates

* Dates are subject to changes
Pre-Launch Briefing


  • Learn more about IPHatch®

  • Sharing session from our supporting partners

  • Q&A session with our speakers

Pre-Launched on 15th Dec 2023

Launch Event
4th week of January 2024


  • Panel Discussion

  • IP Portfolio Summary

  • Past Winners' Journeys

Launched on 30th Jan & 1st Feb 2024

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  Regular Monthly Event  

Series of
Thematic Workshops
30 January - 30 April 2024


  • IPHatch® Challenge Briefing
    Sharing of Key Business Knowledge and
    Deep Dive into Technology Portfolios

  • IPHatchathon®
    Business Modelling Workshops
    (Business Model Canvas)

IPHatchathon® UK 2024  

3-hour 1-on-1 Mentoring Workshop

19 March 2024, Tuesday    |    10:00 - 13:00 (GMT)


Virtual Workshop

Zoom meeting

Application Submission
Application closes on
30 April 2024


Interested startups must submit their pitch deck via before the stated timeframe
Pitch Day
Mid-May 2024


Pitch business idea to judging panel includes
IP Owners | Investors | Strategic Partners | Government Agencies | Incubators | Accelerators

Why Join IPHatch®?

Business Expansion

We help facilitate start-ups overseas expansion by identifying different market needs for and with them, then presenting start-ups with technologies they could exploit to solve these social issues.

Technology Portfolios

We advise start-ups on how they could increase their valuation through technology acquisitions, licensing and collaboration with world-renowned MNCs.


We educate local start-ups through various mentoring programmes and devise a promising go-to-market strategy with them that would meet market needs overseas.

Funding Opportunities

We recommend local and international funding opportunities through our extensive network of global partners.

Global Incubation Community

We have a range of exchange incubation/ accelerator programmes that are dedicated to connect start-ups and entrepreneurs in different hub cities of the ecosystem through our overseas partners.

Ownership of readily available core technologies ranging from AI to AR / VR (valued at £200,000 each)    |    Up to £​100,000 prize money

Our Partners


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Community Partners

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IP Originators

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