Office of Technology Transfer (OTT)

  • The OTT serves to:
    • identify, analyze and protect intellectual properties and research results with economic potential at the University
    • promote the optimal economic utilization
    • create an up-to-date map of laboratories and researches conducted at the Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics (FITB)
    • identify and manage possible Hungarian and international industrial-economical partners
    • work with FIT faculty, faculty's Department of International Network, PR referent and application referent for the appropriate management and commercial application of intellectual properties
    • help students to realize new, innovative ideas
  • Goals of OTT include:
    • creating the knowledge map of FITB and improving competitiveness
    • improving attractiveness of FITB as a workplace for researchers
    • improving attractiveness of FITB as an R&D partner for industrial partners
    • encouraging product-oriented design and entrepreneurship at FITB and its social-economical environment
    • catalyzing the production of work that will be useful to the society
    • providing advice with the process of medical licensing in the future
  • How will a project be added to the OTT database and who will help analyze them?
    • We do proactive research for ideas and inventions
    • We identify the possible legal protections of intellectual properties with contributing professionals
    • We identify the potential profitability of new ideas
    • We keep in touch with patent attorneys
  • How can we help researchers?
    • Collaborating with the project owner, we identify the market potentials of the intellectual property.
    • We help the project owner to build business model specialized to the intellectual property; find answers to basic questions, including:
      • What are the commercial applications?
      • Who would use the product?
      • Who would manufacture it?
      • Who would sell it?
      • What is the size of the target market?
      • What kind of legal protections does the intellectual property need?
      • Who are the commercial partners (licensing or research collaborations)?
      • How can we estimate the market needs?
      • How can we validate our business model?
    • We offer literature to the project owner to write the business plan and to present their idea
    • Involving the application referent, we help to communicate the applications to the project owners
    • We help with the preparation for launching the company established on the utilization of the intellectual property
    • We help to elaborate the appropriate utilization plan of the technology
    • We notify the project owners of relevant national and international events, where they can present their idea in a business perspective
    • We help to form the collaboration between the laboratories of FITB
  • Relationship between the project owner and the OTT:
    • The research group appoints a project owner who collaborates with OTT and whom we can help to acquire the business approach
    • We provide information and sketch to the project owner about the necessary preparation work of the business plan related to the project
    • We help the project owner to make the first version of business model, give advice to the optimization, and help to understand the results of the project owner's work with regular consultancies
    • We give advice to the project owner with team building and collaboration that helps the project utilization process
    • We provide possibility and help to the project owner to present the project
    • We provide literature to the project owner to project analysis:
      • Business model building webpage
      • Market research database
      • Project management webpage
      • Lab management webpage
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