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Technology transfer office of ETH Zürich

ETH transfer offers licensing opportunities to industry and supports start-up founders. The office also informs about principles and rules that apply to research contracts.

The ETH technology transfer office is responsible for the commercialization of technology. It encourages ETH inventors to disclose their inventions and provides support with the protection of intellectual property such as patents. Further commercialization activities include the marketing of technologies and the closure of licensing agreements.

If a company is interested in a partnership with ETH Zurich, ETH transfer helps to draw up the relevant agreements. The goal is to share knowledge efficiently and ensure a joint venture, which is mutually beneficial to all parties involved.

ETH transfer offers various means of support for company founders. A very successful program is the Pioneer Fellowship for ETH graduates who develop market-ready products or services based on their inventions. ETH transfer also manages the innovation & entrepreneurship lab, which hosts young entrepreneurs and their start-up companies.


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