Each case study provides key takeaways for stakeholders in universities, other public research organisations and businesses. Overall, they demonstrate the importance of patents for technology transfer to start-ups, spin-offs and established companies.
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- Live streaming available
- Starts on Thursday 3 November 2022, 10:30 CETWebinar Recording
- European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency
- Number of seats
- 1000 Participants
- Entrance fee
- This Webinar is offered free of charge
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm (CET – Central European Time UTC +1) - the webinar session will open 15 minutes before the official start
Host: European IP Helpdesk and EPO Academy
Expert: Dr Christian Hackl, CEO of TUM-Tech
Moderator: Stephanie Weber, Communication Manager, European IP Helpdesk
Level of Expertise: Intermediate
Encouraged by an IP-savvy university institute director with an entrepreneurial spirit and positive feedback from industry sponsors, a team of young researchers decided to bring their fibre optic measurement technology to market. Access to the university’s patent portfolio and research facilities, together with the business experience acquired by one of the co-founders, paved the way to the creation of fos4X. The young company decided early on to focus on applications for wind turbines, and their patents turned out to be crucial in a market of mostly large players. The company was acquired in 2020 by PolyTech on the basis of its innovative technology and IP portfolio.
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- It is essential for the founding team to have access to business competence. The technology transfer office cannot provide this, as it is not part of the start-up’s operational team.
- Patents can work as an initial indicator of professionalism and competiveness when a young start-up with new technology becomes visible to established companies.
- Solid patent protection is a prerequisite for many investors looking to invest in technology start-ups. However, cash flow-generating activities at an early stage can help to provide funds until market introduction and are also positive signals to investors.
- While core IP has strategic value and should be prioritised, the transfer of non-core IP provides an opportunity for rapid monetisation.
Duration: 60 minutes (presentation) + 15 minutes (Q&As)
Fee: The webinar will be offered free of charge.
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