At Center for Technology Transfer and Innovation we offer the departments of the Jožef Stefan Institute help and assistance with establishing new companies. Our goal is to arrange formal obligations between the Institute and the newly-established company in order to enable the company successful market breakthrough, while we also try to ensure that the Institute gains profit from subsequent licensing.
In order to encourage entrepreneurship amongst the researchers, it is of the essence to raise the awareness on all the aspects that affect the creation of opportunities for market breakthrough of innovations. State of intellectual property, possibilities of its protection, value of the product for the buyer and its comparative advantages, state of the market and growth potential are only some of the important elements which have to be taken into account when developing a business idea.
In this area, we offer the departments of the Jožef Stefan Institute the following cost-free services:
- weekly office hours;
- assistance on IP protection
- assistance on preparation of suitable documentation and implementation of procedures at the Institute;
- help with preparation of business plans for new companies;
- organization of various educational workshops and selection of innovations with largest market potential in the course of the International technology transfer conference, where we, together with renowned professionals (mainly from the field of venture capital), assess the market potential of proposed technologies and encourage researchers to think about their business opportunities.
Spin-off is a company based on Intellectual Property (IP) developed at the university/institute; its development was financed from public funds; public RTD organization invests IP and/or other capital investment and it is a co-owner of newly established company.
Spin-out is a company based on Intellectual Property (IP) developed at the university/institute; its development was financed from public funds; university/institute sells a license (based on IP) to the company and the company is 100 % owned by investors who are/are not employees of the university/institute.
Start-up is a company built on the idea wich is not related to public funds; company owners are not employed by university/institute (e.g. students).