Licensing of inventions – University of Copenhagen

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Licensing of inventions

The University of Copenhagen enter into license agreements with external partners based on inventions made at the university. It is a way to ensure that these inventions benefit society in the best possible way.

If an outside party wishes to acquire the right to use an invention from the University of Copenhagen, they may contact the Tech Transfer Office to inquire about opportunities to license the invention. It is also possible to meet the inventors of the individual technologies and get an in-depth presentation.

How is licensing of a technology negotiated?

The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) owns the rights to the research results that are derived from the university’s research units. The Tech Transfer Office handles the patenting and commercialisation process, including the task of ensuring that as many inventions as possible are made available to Danish and international companies – typically through licensing agreements.

The terms of a licensing agreement differs depending on the area research and on the technology or method’s type, maturity and potential. When the UCPH cooperates with an external party, it is important to be aware that:

  • That UCPH has a duty to ensure the best possible use of an invention, when the university enters into agreements with companies.
  • That rights are decided depending to geographical location and field of study.
  • That the university's Tech Transfer Office negotiates the conditions of the license agreement in accordance with market conditions, including royalties to the university when the company derives profits from a licensed technology.
  • That the university wants to ensure that the researchers involved can continue their research in the area when following the license agreement concluded.

Technology Catalogue

In this technology catalogue are presentations of some of the technologies that it is currently available for license from UCPH.

External parties are also welcome to contact the Tech Transfer Office to get a full overview of current inventions within a specific field of study.