Wellspring Acquires myIP to Boost EMEA Presence

CHICAGO, IL and CAMBRIDGE, UK, August 2, 2021 -- Wellspring, a leader in innovation software for corporations, universities, and government agencies, today announced the acquisition of myIP, the largest European-based provider of Technology Transfer software to universities. This is the third acquisition by Wellspring in recent years.

The myIP acquisition constitutes an important step in Wellspring’s continued global expansion, building on the opening of a Tokyo office in 2020. By adding a corporate presence in Europe, Wellspring strengthens existing operations in the EMEA region and creates a dedicated EMEA support team based in Cambridge. This positions Wellspring to serve a global client base with regional headquarters on three continents.

“We have always been impressed with the strength of myIP’s global client base and their professional customer service,” said Robert Lowe, Wellspring CEO. “I am excited to welcome the myIP team and clients into the Wellspring family.”

myIP’s Managing Director Jeremy Kirkpatrick will assume leadership of Wellspring’s EMEA operations as of August 1st. Mr. Kirkpatrick commented, “It is a pleasure to join the Wellspring team. Bringing the companies together will offer greater product and service choices for existing myIP clients and localized support for Wellspring’s clients in the region.”

About Wellspring 

Wellspring is the world's leading provider of Innovation Ops software and solutions for corporations, universities, and government agencies. We help clients succeed in today's innovation economy by coordinating global R&D and innovation programs – managing development portfolios, researching technology trends, finding innovation partners, identifying startups, and commercializing inventions. Wellspring works with more than 500 organizations worldwide to support the continued development of the global Knowledge Supply Chain. For more information, please visit wellspring.com.

About myIP 

Founded in 2002, myIP is a leading supplier of software for Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer management, with customers in Europe, Australia, and North America. myIP’s customers are universities, research institutes, government departments, and companies of all sizes.


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