Technology Transfer Strategy
The Industrial Property Unit of ICIQ designs and implements in close collaboration with the researchers a protection strategy for the results of research of commercial and industrial relevance. Patent protection is sought for those results of research that present commercial and/or industrial potential and a plan for the development and commercialization of the technology.
The combination of IP rights and a strategy for technology commercialization forms an ideal package to facilitate the uptake of the technology by the private sector, either through licensing to a third party company or through the creation of a spin-off company.
ICIQ implements a flexible licensing strategy while seeking the joint development of a technology with an industrial partner, following a progressive and rational approach to technology development through the adoption of a series of milestones corresponding to technical or regulatory achievements, with the ultimate goal of making the technology available to society.