Tech Transfer

Bringing results to the market

Creating impact based on the results of research by bringing these results to the market can be accomplished through the creation of a spin-off or through licensing and collaborating with large and small companies. The Knowledge Transfer Office supports researchers of the University of Twente in the entire process: from scouting & screening to protection of results to building a business case to starting a spin-off or contacting companies for licensing. The business developers of the Knowledge Transfer Office provide all necessary support.

MESA+ Spin-offs

Bringing a novel high-tech product to market is often a costly process. It is desirable to make sure that others cannot copy the product. A patent secures investments in product development. The Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) is responsible for filing the patents as well as the dealmaking and transfer of the patents.

Knowledge Transfer Office website
Novel-T Services

Novel-T is shaping a dynamic and vibrant ecosystem that accelerates entrepreneurship and high-tech innovation. This drives the economy of the region by connecting and activating talent, knowledge, capital, networks and infrastructure. Novel-T provides legal advice, access to finance for startups, business coaching, pitch and match sessions and more.

Novel-T website
MESA+ Spin-offs

One way to transfer the knowledge from research to the market is by setting up a new company, a so-called spin-off. These are companies that are based on IP from the University of Twente. The Novel-T Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) supports the creation of these spin-offs and is responsible for the IP transfer. 

MESA+ Spinoffs