The C&TTO is responsible for the managing of UJ’s inventions, and licensing them to industrial partners. It guides the evaluation process, helps inventors to define the context of the invention and identify its commercial potential. The C&TTO also works with the inventors to define a strategy to protect and transfer the invention as well as to identify possible partners.
The C&TTO is responsible for filing the patent application and following the patent process as well as managing UJ’s intellectual property in general. It advises UJ researchers in all aspects of technology transfer and intellectual property.
The C&TTO defines a transfer strategy in collaboration with the inventors and the heads of laboratories concerned, identifying the businesses to contact, the type of license and the domains of application. Facilitating negotiations and the management of license agreements (including financial management) are responsibilities of the C&TTO.
Successful technology transfer or licensing requires the motivation and commitment of inventors from the very beginning of the adventure.