Technology transfer (sometimes called "'valorisation") involves the transfer of (intellectual) property rights on academic knowledge through sale, or permission for its development, to a recipient third party, e.g. government institutions and businesses. Thus the recipient obtains the right to develop the acquired knowledge further into a product (in the broadest possible sense of the word) which may then be developed commercially, either by the recipient or a designated partner.

The University, by decree, owns any research results developed within the institution. In principle this means that all (and not only technological) academic knowledge developed by a researcher and for which the University has at least partial property rights or other development rights, can be the subject of technology transfer.
In certain circumstances (e.g. research under contract), property rights on research results developed at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel may be transferred to a third party on an ad hoc basis, which is why it is important to examine the legal status of the knowledge to be transferred. Properly assessing the development potential that the finding holds is a crucial factor when opening a technology transfer dossier.
Effective start/end date1/10/121/10/16

    Research areas

  • image processing techniques, SPECT, image modelling and medical science, PET, radiopharmaceuticals, small animal imaging

    Flemish discipline codes

  • Nuclear physics
  • Multimedia processing
  • Medical imaging and therapy
  • Biological system engineering

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