Patents and IPR licenses

Research at the university produces a wide range of results, including biological materials, computer programs, databases, inventions, and new business ideas. Take a look at our offerings and discover new research results to grow your business.

Technologies for licensing

The University of Oulu is actively commercializing its research results. About 50 new research-based inventions are made each year.

Patent portfolio

Research produces inventions. The patent portfolio of University of Oulu consists of over 50 patent families. Part of them have been commercialized by licensing to University´s research based startups or other national or international companies. Part of patents is looking for a commercialization route or currently forming of a new startup around them is going on.

During the last fifteen years more than 70 research based companies have been created at the University of Oulu.

Licensing terms

The technologies owned by University usually require from a company significant financial and technical contribution before the product is in the market. Due to this the licensing conditions of University are flexible. The terms of licensing agreement are tailored case-specifically depending on the needs of licensor and markets.

Contact us!

To help you with patents, licenses and technology transfer, our innovation managers are:

Maarit Jokela, maarit.jokela(at), +358294488066

Pekka Räsänen, pekka.rasanen(at), +358294488058

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