This IXC Innovation Portal has been designed to provide a dedicated, moderated innovation channel for genuine technology offers to Boots. We welcome ideas from inventors, small companies and suppliers and guarantee consistent, fair and timely consideration of all submissions.

IXC UK has been appointed by Boots UK, part of Walgreens Boots Alliance to assess all innovative ideas and inventors that it receives. IXC UK works closely with the company and has full knowledge of its current research needs and objectives.

IXC UK is an innovation consultancy which has been helping clients turn innovation strategies into new products and services, protecting IP and commercially sensitive information for over ten years. We are purely a service organisation and have no interest in exploiting any invention directly. Our role is to act as a go-between and protect both you and Boots UK from any risk of intellectual property contamination.


  • Your ideas and submissions will be given a detailed objective assessment.
  • We will provide you with a single dedicated point of contact for all information relating to your submission.
  • You can access your account at any time to check how your submission is progressing.
  • Your data is safe with us. We will not disclose any information that you identify as confidential to any third party including Boots UK, part of Walgreens Boots Alliance. without your consent.
  • We can sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement with you if required.


  • Your invention is applicable to Boots business.
  • It is both unique and owned by you or by the company that you represent.
  • You honestly declare how protected your idea is. We always advise inventors to protect their intellectual property by obtaining a patent before engaging in discussions. We appreciate however that some inventors may like to ascertain potential interest before incurring this expense so it is important to our appraisal process that you tell us whether your idea is unprotected or if a patent has been applied for or granted. If in doubt you should ask the advice of a Patent Attorney.
  • Remember it is difficult to progress unprotected ideas that have been publicised on YouTube or in other media.

Innovation Portal