Technology Transfer Office – CeTTAV

Technology Transfer Office – CeTTAV

Do you need advice about how to transfer your knowledge? Are you looking for contacts, do you want to learn about knowledge and technology transfer or need up-to-date information?

CeTTAV, the CAS’s Technology Transfer Office provides consultancy services to all CAS institutes in relation to the practical application of research outcomes. It helps research teams with specific cases of commercialisation, analyses of potential practical applications, intellectual property protection strategies and contracts securing collaboration with the commercial sector. Our experience in knowledge and technology transfer enable us to understand the issues at hand regardless of your team members’ research specialisations.

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Pohled do místnosti, kde probíhá školení

Pohled do místnosti, kde probíhá školení

We assist with:

  • Technology transfer system implementation
  • Research contracts
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Licensing and commercialisation
  • Relationships with industry, marketing and communications
  • Professional development, tailor-made workshops and seminars

Technology transfer system implementation

Through individual consultation, we help institutes to find applications for their successes. We evaluate whether research outcomes are suitable for transfer, assess proposals and clarify intellectual property rights to the research outcome in question. We undertake in-depth analysis and strive to understand every situation and to identify functional solutions that will bring long-term benefits.

Research contracts

We offer support during partnership negotiations with businesses and other representatives of the commercial sphere. We can assess proposed contracts and agreements about patent co-ownership and research collaboration.

We do our best to defend the CAS’s interests while taking care not to take an overly legalistic approach that might hold back promising collaboration opportunities. We will ensure that your contracts are in line with state aid rules. We support research partnerships between institutes and with other research organisations. We can also support and represent you at meetings with international partners.

Intellectual property

We can assist you with patent preparation. We have advanced tools and offer complex analytical services, including institutional patent audits and analyses of patent "neighbourhoods". An audit results in a full inventory of all patents and utility models, including their expiration dates, together with advice specific to each legal document regarding its further use and appropriate steps to take.

Licensing and commercialisation

We provide institutes with licensing advice and help them navigate between the philosophy of the open access movement and the pressure to commercialise their research outcomes. We achieve a mutual harmony between these two opposing demands through careful contracts and balanced licensing conditions. We support the creation of academic spin-off companies whose values are in line with those of the CAS.

Relationships with industry, marketing and communications

We offer help with initiating new collaborations with partners in the commercial sphere. We organise interdisciplinary discussions, round tables and informal meetings. We have developed a Database of Research Outcomes for the CAS, which serves as a tool for presenting your research findings to potential research partners and investors. We can help you put together proposal documents and marketing plans.

Professional development in technology transfer

We provide the CAS institutes with specialised training, seminars and workshops for research, technical, administrative and knowledge transfer staff. Our seminars are interactive, have small numbers of participants, and offer practice in resolving real life situations involving the CAS institutes.

Muž poslouchá přednášku

Muž poslouchá přednášku

Přednášející pracuje s počítačem

Přednášející pracuje s počítačem

Pohled do publika

Pohled do publika

Přednášející s mikrofonem

Přednášející s mikrofonem

Skupina přednášejících za stolem

Skupina přednášejících za stolem

Pohled do sálu

Pohled do sálu

Fotografie obálky publikace Spinoff

Fotografie obálky publikace Spinoff

Přednášející za stolem

Přednášející za stolem

CeTTAV achievements

In the past three years we have provided:

  • 144 consultations on the commercialisation of R&D outcomes
  • 48 consultations on intellectual property protection
  • 14 consultations on commercialisation plans
  • assistance with updating 11 internal regulatory documents regarding how research outcomes are handled
  • 21 consultations on contractual relationships
  • 12 consultations on internal institutional processes
  • dozens more one-off consultations

CeTTAV is implementing the Academic TTO project (CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16_014/0000626) which is co-financed by the EU.

Contact

Martin Smekalhead of department+420 731 627 230 Vodičkova 40, Praha 1