Research to Business

REALIZE THE POTENTIAL OF YOUR RESEARCH

In close coorporation with the project Open Entrepreneurship, the Technology Transfer Office offers guidance to researchers, who are interested in turning their research into business – either by being a part of the process themselves or by passing on the idea to others.

We have a wide range of offers that we adjust to suit your needs as a researcher.

WHY TURN YOUR RESEARCH INTO A BUSINESS?

  • Less than 5% of PhDs find careers in science - the rest pursue careers elsewhere. Why not base your future career on your research ideas?
  • Your research ideas may become businesses that can contribute to the utilization of science for the benefit of society.
  • You acquire commercial skills essential to your own startup. You can use these skills for innovation and business development in a future job.

HOW TO TURN YOUR IDEA INTO A BUSINESS?

It is important to us that you decide how much time and effort you would like to put in the process of commercializing your research ideas. We will be there to guide you throughout the process.

IF YOU WANT TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS

If you want to start your own business our experienced business developers are available to you, in order to help you develop a commercial company out of your idea in the pace you find suitable. We also offer different courses and workshops where you can learn more and relate the topics to your specific idea.

IF YOU WANT OTHERS TO BE A PART OF YOUR IDEA

If you want others to be a part of your idea, SEA can connect you with entrepreneurial students that can work on qualifying the aspects of your idea that you have limited time and knowledge to look into. For example, you can get students to help you gather more knowledge about the business part of your research. This might result in a team of students creating a startup based on your idea with you as supporting expert.
We can also connect you with companies or mentors that can contribute to your idea.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

Do you want us to work with you individually based on your situation and your research idea? We can set up a program consisting of individual meetings with our business developers and help find activities and collaboration partners relevant to you.

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Do you need to get in contact with a company for collaboration or want a group of students to work on qualifying or realizing your idea? We can help you get in contact with the right people.

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We offer various workshops and PhD courses focusing on entrepreneurship and commercialization of research. We also develop events that match the specific requirements within your field of research.

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Are you, as a researcher, looking for tools for your own work on turning your research into business? Or perhaps you are a facilitator looking for tools to create workshops? Find inspiration in our toolboox.

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Contact us

If you have any questions regarding our Research to Business events or if you need commercial feedback on your idea, do not hestitate to contact us.

GERT SPENDER-ANDERSEN

BUSINESS DEVELOPER

TLF.: 9940 7199
E-MAIL: GSA@ADM.AAU.DK 

Science For Society 2.0 - From Research to Business

AAU Technology Transfer Office is a part of the EU Interreg. project Science for Society 2.0 which is funded by Interreg ÖKS, European Region Development Fund. The goal of the project is to increase the level of commercialization of research – to go from research to business.

Read more about Science for Society 2.0.