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Technology Transfer

Unitectra: Technology Transfer Office

UZH provides researchers with hands-on support when it comes to translating scientific findings into products and services. We also assist researchers who want to establish their own spin-off. UZH therefore has a technology transfer office called Unitectra which is run jointly with the universities of Basel and Bern.

Evaluation, Patents, Licenses

Unitectra supports universities and their researchers in the commercial exploitation of research findings. Unitectra’s services include:

  • Evaluation of inventions
  • Protection and management of intellectual property (patents, copyright, trademarks, etc.)
  • Strengthening of intellectual property during the proof-of-concept phase
  • Negotiation of licenses with implementation partners (for existing companies or newly founded spin-off companies); monitoring of licenses

Negotiating Research Contracts

In addition, Unitectra supports researchers in negotiating research contracts with partners from the private and public sectors, taking university guidelines into account. This applies in particular to contracts in which regulations on intellectual property are relevant.

Weiterführende Informationen

For Researchers

Researchers at UZH who are interested in getting advice in the areas of patent registration, licensing of research findings or founding a company can find specific information directly on the Unitectra website.