In some cases, it is necessary to protect the research results by means of a patent. This so-called protection of intellectual property (IP) is applied to inventions with a significant (commercial) market potential.
Within public-private collaboration projects, it is important to record in writing who is the owner of knowledge. This can be regulated in agreements (Terms & agreements), so that it is clear under which conditions parties will be given access to the knowledge. This is our way of increasing the opportunity of realizing commercial knowledge transfer.
The UT's Business Development Team coordinates and organizes the transfer of intellectual property to companies.