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Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Fundamental science is an important driver of innovation. With our research, we want to inspire new ideas and applications.

Based on the strong belief in the importance of fundamental research, we strive for the best dissemination and transfer of scientific knowledge, ideas and technology from the institute to society. Our knowledge and technology transfer activities aim to:


  • maximize the impact of research generated at the institute,
  • offer services to PDI staff and external partners,
  • create commercial value.

Basis for the knowledge and technology transfer activities at PDI are our policies for intellectual property, publication, commercialization and cooperation, spin-offs, and outreach and communication. Core elements are an effective identification and protection of intellectual property, together with a wide dissemination of research results, as well as active outreach and exchange with potential partners.