Money has no smell. However, within the market there are different types of venture capitalist, which vary in terms of amount of capital invested per participation, management style and objectives, requirements with respect to the […]
Although providing opportunities for development and commercialization of academic inventions is a primary driver for creating start-up companies, all stakeholders (founding researchers, research institute, company management and investors) involved expect to financially benefit in case […]
Faculty and staff involvement in a start-up company (a newly-formed, privately-held, for-profit company) based on their own research and intellectual property creates opportunities for development and commercialization of inventions.
However, this involvement is almost inevitably associated […]
Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI), the technology transfer office of the university of Edinburgh, has a longstanding expertise in technology transfer, including through the creation of start-up companies.
ERI has developed a comprehensive Spin-out Support Guide […]
The IP Commercialisation Office (IP Office) of the Business Engagement and Innovation Services of the University of Nottingham has a longstanding tradition in the creation of spin-out companies.
While the IP Office recognizes that the specifics […]
Setting-up and growing life science technology companies is one of the great challenges of the technology transfer profession.
The development of life science technologies typically involve long timelines and stringent regulatory hurdles, which in combination result […]
Securing the funding for start-up companies commercializing academic knowledge is a challenging endeavour. In an initial phase academic start-up companies generally focus on demonstrating feasibility and product development.
These activities, which are outside the scope of […]
Considering that the execution of a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is the starting point of many tech transfer transactions, it is clear that technology transfer offices (TTOs) have to process a large number of NDAs. In […]
Life science research depends on the exchange of (biological) materials between research groups. By now it is common practice that the transfer of a material is accompanied with a material transfer agreement (MTA) governing inter […]
The filing of a patent application involves a lengthy and complex administrative procedure and requires the disclosure of certain minimal information to the receiving patent offices.
Next to the information required for the filing of the […]