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Tech Transfer Office

Tech Transfer Office

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Advice on business cont(r)acts
Knowledge institutions and companies join forces in joint research projects in order to create new industrial applications. If they start such a structural cooperation, a number of aspects has to be stated in a contract. As a researcher, you can ask Tech Transfer for advice and guidance with the drawing up of a legally watertight contract.
Filing and follow-up of patents/licenses
Tech Transfer takes care of the primary advice at the application of a patent. Through agreements with Flemish expertise centres, legal experts in various fields are at your disposal to draw up and file patents. Tech Transfer also takes care of the follow up of a patent application. Besides this, Tech Transfer also manages the UHasselt Patent Fund. As a researcher, you can make a request to this fund for the financing of your patent application.

Creation of a spin-off
Researchers who want to create a spin-off on new consulting activities or products can contact Tech Transfer for advice concerning among other things the preparation and development of a business concept; the recruitment of possible strategic and commercial partners, the drawing up a business plan, the drawing up of a financial plan, the making up of a team, to attract the necessary capital and financing and to find a suitable location and accommodation.

You can also contact us if you have questions concerning:
- Funding and co-financing
- Model contracts for contract research (LOI, NDA, MTA)
- The drawing up of project applications with a valorisation component
- The search for industrial and academic project partners
- Promotion of your research expertise