Encourage & Explore - Discuss your ideas and discoveries with our team
Do you have a great idea, or great research results, and wonder if there is commercial potential? We will discuss with you the steps required to develop your invention, the requirements for IP protection and opportunities for funding in early project development.
Disclose Your Invention - Tell us about your innovative idea
The dissemination of discoveries and inventions in Life Sciences often requires intellectual property protection. Together with our partner Ascenion we evaluate the best strategy to maximize the impact of your invention.
Protect - Safeguard Intellectual Property
We secure and protect patents and other intellectual property, provide consistent support on IP-related matters, and help to avoid or minimize obstacles that could limit the scope of IP.
Fund - Advancing your research
The MDC offers internal funding schemes and guidance on institutional and federal funding possibilities that help you bridging the gaps and moving your transfer projects to the next level.
Commercialize - Bring your innovation to market
Whether licensing your invention to an established industry partner or helping you start a new company, the Technology Transfer Office and Ascenion helps you by crafting a strategic vision, putting in place key agreements, and providing guidance and support for the duration of the partnership.
At the MDC we recognize how important it is to make sure that the work of our researchers gets out into the real world. Setting up a business, however, is very hard to do without advice, support and collaboration. That is why we have teamed up with Ascenion to support researchers that are committed to found a spin-off and transfer their work into the business world. More…
Receive or Transfer Research Materials
The transfer of materials and research tools is an essential part of scientific research. The Office of Technology Transfer supports MDC scientists with agreements to transfer proprietary materials, software or data sets into and out of MDC.