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Drug Discovery and Development: Understanding the R&D process

The path from understanding a disease to bringing a safe and effective new treatment to patients is lengthy and complex. Scientists work to piece together the basic causes of disease at the level of genes, proteins and cells.

 

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Starting, financing and building life science technology to success

The development of life science technologies typically involve long timelines and stringent regulatory hurdles, which in combination result in a high investment capital need. In contrast, the financial and societal reward can be tremendous in case of success.

 

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Processes and requirements with respect to spin-out company formation

While the IP Office recognizes that the specifics of any start-up company development may be unique, it has identified a number of common elements and the IP Office has developed standard mechanisms and support structures to assist with this process.

 

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Practices, policies and possibilities in licensing in Human Genetics

This document starts from the observation that in tandem with rapid advances in biotechnology research having valuable applications for use in healthcare the Canadian technology transfer activity has grown significantly.

 

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Organising a multi-university TT company at Ascenion

Founded in 2001 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the LifeScience Foundation, Ascenion is a technology transfer company focusing on the field of life sciences. It currently serves a total of 23 research institutes and university hospitals all over Germany.

  • Aimed at: TTOs
  • University: Ascenion GmbH
  • TTO: 23 Institutes / University hospitals (Germany)
 

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Creating start-up: Accessing the appropriate investment capital

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 company management team, etc.

 

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Lambert Toolkit (Lambert Agreements)

The Lambert Toolkit has been prepared by the Lambert Working Group on Intellectual Property for universities and companies that wish to undertake collaborative research projects with each other.

 

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The Spinnovator Programme at Ascenion

Founded in 2001 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the LifeScience Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Research, Ascenion is a technology transfer company focusing on the field of life sciences.

  • Aimed at: TTOs
  • University: 23 Institutes / University hospitals (Germany)
  • TTO: Ascenion GmbH
 

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The partnership between High-Tech Gründerfonds and German Universities

The High-Tech Gründerfonds (henceforth HTGF) is a public-private venture capital investment company founded in 2005 and based in Bonn. HTGF is an early stage seed investor that primarily focuses on high potential high-technology start-ups.

  • Aimed at: TTOs/PROs/Investors
  • University: High-Tech Gründerfonds
  • TTO: Various TTOs
 

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The Innova Programme at Polytechnic University of Valencia

The Polytechnic University of Valencia is a Spanish University focused on Science and Technology. As a University, it was founded in 1971. Nowadays, it has 40,000 students enrolled and an academic staff of 2,600.

  • Aimed at: TTO/Researcher/Industry
  • University: Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) (Spain)
  • TTO: UPV CTT - Innova Spain
 

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The ‘Entrepreneurs in Transit’ program at The University of Manchester

Part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, The University of Manchester is the largest single-site university in the UK, with a student community of nearly 40,000.

  • Aimed at: TTOs
  • University: The University of Manchester (United Kingdom)
  • TTO: The University of Manchester Intellectual Property (UMIP)