Technology transfer comprises of transferring technology and know-how form one subject to another.
Most common forms of technology transfer cooperation are licensing, technical cooperation for adjusting or developing technology, product or process, joint venture and commercial agreement with technical assistance.
Finding partners is usually long and complex process, whose success depends on attractiveness of the technology and its market potential. The cooperation is done either between companies or between companies and research organizations.
EEN provides support during the technlogy transfer process from technology assessment stage untill the partnership agreement achievement. Services include facilitating the cross-border cooperation with partners, advice and information provision.
Support process starts with creation of technological profiles including relevant information about the technology offered or requested, type of cooperation and potential partners characteristics sought. Once the profile is prepared, the Network staff searches for the match, within the database of over 5000 profile and promote the profile with Network’s internal channels of communication and tools.
Aside from profile creation, the Network offers the possibility to seek technology transfer partners through organization of brokerage events and company missions, and periodical dissemination of offers/requests via the newsletter and publishing thise information on the Networks’ web site.
Advisory and information services concern advice on technology marketing, , preliminary market analysis, business models, feasibillity studies, intelectual property protection and exploitation, and information on local, regional and EU support programs.