High-quality scientific knowledge can also be economically relevant. There is a reason why our economy is increasingly being defined as a ‘knowledge economy’. Knowledge institutions such as the UMCs have the social responsibility to contribute to economically productive innovations. Economic development is an excellent way to ensure that new knowledge will benefit the patient, in the form of improved diagnosis and treatment. Naturally, the utmost care is taken within the field of tension between commercial applications, scientific practice and clinical practice.
All UMCs have the expertise to seek out interesting inventions and to support employees in patenting these inventions. All of the activities in this area have taken shape at the UMCs in Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs).
The UMCs have agreed on which result data they will collect for knowledge valorisation.
- Set of Guidelines Dealing with Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for academic start-ups
- Frequently asked questions on Set of Guidelines Dealing with Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for academic start-ups
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