TU Darmstadt views transferring research findings as one of its core tasks alongside research and teaching. The successful transfer of research findings also contributes to the fact that TU Darmstadt is an important player for economic growth and assumes an important role in addressing challenges facing society. Innovations, inventions and patents are highly valued at TU Darmstadt because they demonstrate a strong level of performance, promote the acquisition of third-party funding, help build the university's profile as well as support the promotion of start-ups.
Role of Technology Transfer Unit
The role of the Technology Transfer Unit in the Directorate for Research and Technology Transfer is to implement TU Darmstadt’s strategy for technology transfer. In particular, this is achieved by providing advisory services regarding patenting and exploitation strategies, support during the processes for registering inventions and, if relevant, making patent applications, as well as support for possible exploitation activities such as e.g. making contact with companies or searching for suitable funding and project partners for validating the technology.