TTO's and other valorization experts

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Almost all Dutch academic institutes have a technology transfer office (TTO), which establishes the connection between scientists and market parties. This way, scientific knowledge is optimally utilized and leads to its translation into value for society. TTOs help researchers to look for new funds, partners, networks and to set up agreements and spin-off trajectories. It is advisable to involve the TTO early in the research work, so that IP actions are made timely, and together considerations are made about possible partners that can help to further develop research results.

An overview of TTOs in the Netherlands:

 

 

Name Institute Expertise Website  

TTO-NKI

NKI Oncology
 
https://www.nki.nl/tto/
 
Oncode Valorisation Team

Oncode

Oncology
 
https://www.oncode.nl/valorization/our-strategy-and-team
 

Innovation Exchange Amsterdam

Amsterdam UMC, Hogeschool Amsterdam Broad
 
https://www.ixa.nl/
 

Technology Transfer Office

Erasmus MC Biotech, medtech, ICT
 
https://www.erasmusmc.nl/en/pages/technology-transfer-office-tto
 

Northern Knowledge

UMCG  Broad, focus on North-Holland
 
https://northernknowledge.nl/en/
 

Brightlands

Maastricht University Focus on sustainability, health and the digital age
 
https://www.brightlands.com/
 

Department of Valorisation & Technology Transfer 

Radboudumc Grant support, licensing, spin-offs
 
https://www.radboudumc.nl/en/research/valorization/department-of-valorization
 

The Research Support Network

TU/e Grant support
 
https://www.tue.nl/en/research/research-support-network/
 

Luris

LUMC Broad
 
https://luris.nl/
 

The Valorisation Center

TU Delft Technology knowledge
 
https://www.tudelft.nl/en/technology-transfer/
 

Knowledge Transfer Office of Novel-T

Universiteit Twente Technology-driven solutions, medtech
 
https://novelt.com/en/services/knowledge-transfer-office/
 

Knowledge Transfer Office 

KNAW KNAW Institutes
 
https://www.knaw.nl/nl/instituten/kto
 

Knowledge Transfer Programma

TNO Broad, focus on pre-seed phase
 
https://techtransfer.tno.nl/
 
Utrecht Holdings UMC Utrecht New drugs and techniques
 
https://utrechtholdings.nl/
 

Source: https://www.universityinnovation.nl/ 

Other valorization experts

Note that some of these may not provide service free of charge. Consulting such a party can however be part of the budgetplan in your application at KWF, if correctly substantiated.

THINC The Healthcare Innovation Center, part of the UMC Utrecht, offers short-cycle tailor-made research into innovations in healthcare. With a multidisciplinary team of enthusiastic professionals, we evaluate your innovation on, among other things, cost-effectiveness, usability and feasibility. We also provide expert methodological advice. All this to build a convincing portfolio for your innovation. From idea to implementation, we help developers of healthcare innovations move forward

HI-NL is a party that can help innovators that have established a proof of concept to evaluate the potential and the risks of the invention, and if it is considered valuable, helps design the route of validation and implementation. Their approach is based on the inclusion of all relevant stakeholders, in their own words: "Health Innovation Netherlands (HI-NL) is based on the proven fact that early dialogue between innovators and relevant stakeholders improves the value and effectiveness of health innovations. By bringing all relevant innovators and stakeholders together in one place through the HI-NL Round Table service, comprehensive well-structured guidance can be provided to accelerate the introduction of innovations that directly meet end-user needs."

NLC can help you decide if it is worth to start a start-up based on your invention, and can help you build is. In their own words "It can be hard to combine the academic perspective with entrepreneurial activities. NLC is here to help you to bring your healthtech invention to the patient. By building ventures at scale, NLC has built valuable experience in overcoming hurdles like filing patents, securing start-up capital, organizing clinical trials and getting your invention to the market. You can be as involved as you want, allowing you to continue focussing on your academic work whilst at the same time help developing your invention."

Innovation Quarter (regional Zuid-Holland) : In their own words: "As a regional development company, we work on strategic, economic and social Impact for South Holland. We support companies with innovation, investments and internationalization."

Panaxea (Amsterdam Science Park): "Our goal is to support informed decision-making around innovations to improve health".

FFUND "From innovative start-ups to mature organizations, we support innovators across all stages of growth and throughout the product development chain. [...] We do this by supporting our clients in planning and securing the complex financing mix from company start to exit, and from early development to product on the market."

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