Knowledge valorisation

4TU facilitates the transfer of knowledge and cooperation between research institutes and businesses in order to promote innovation and enterprise.
4TU Delft
4TU Eindhoven
4TU Twente
4TU Wageningen

‘Facilitating knowledge transfer and cooperation between research institutions and companies in order to promote innovation and entrepreneurship’

Cutting edge research is carried out at the four technical universities which is now being put to greater social and economic use. Our country is however far from being a leading player where technological innovation is concerned and will have to accelerate its efforts in order to catch up. The technical universities see it as their task to actively contribute to this ‘knowledge paradox’. They view knowledge valorisation as a third core duty, intertwined with the other key responsibilities of education and research, in which the four universities play a pioneering role.

For some time now, the four universities have been investing heavily in effectively translating knowledge into economic activity. That has proved successful as has appeared from the implementation of the knowledge workers regulation, but initiatives are inhibited owing to the strongly project-based nature of financing valorisation activities. TU Delft’s Valorisation Centre, Kennispark Twente and TU/e Innovation Lab each have effective, coordinating and stimulating organisations that work closely with their relevant stakeholders. This work involves intensive alignment and harmonisation between the triad in the field of patent policy, for example, or framework contracts with the business community, promoting enterprise and education aimed at furthering entrepreneurship and supporting and facilitating technology start-ups.

The four universities’ valorisation activities are characterised by both a strong research component (patents, framework contracts, spin offs) as well as an educational component (education aimed at entrepreneurship). Work is underway on a number of joint projects aimed at strengthening the regional impact of the four institutions, including a joint seed and venture capital fund.

For more information on (regional) knowledge valorisation within the universities:

Valorisation Centre Delft
www.valorisationcentre.tudelft.nl
valorisationcentre@tudelft.nl
Tel: 015-2786751

TU/e Innovation Lab Eindhoven
www.tue.nl/ondernemen
innovationlab@tue.nl
Tel: 040-2474822

Kennispark Twente
www.kennispark.nl
contact@kennispark.nl
 
Tel: 053-4894118

Knowledge valorisation

‘Facilitating knowledge transfer and cooperation between research institutions and companies in order to promote innovation and entrepreneurship’

Cutting edge research is carried out at the four technical universities which is now being put to greater social and economic use. Our country is however far from being a leading player where technological innovation is concerned and will have to accelerate its efforts in order to catch up. The technical universities see it as their task to actively contribute to this ‘knowledge paradox’. They view knowledge valorisation as a third core duty, intertwined with the other key responsibilities of education and research, in which the four universities play a pioneering role.

For some time now, the four universities have been investing heavily in effectively translating knowledge into economic activity. That has proved successful as has appeared from the implementation of the knowledge workers regulation, but initiatives are inhibited owing to the strongly project-based nature of financing valorisation activities. TU Delft’s Valorisation Centre, Kennispark Twente and TU/e Innovation Lab each have effective, coordinating and stimulating organisations that work closely with their relevant stakeholders. This work involves intensive alignment and harmonisation between the triad in the field of patent policy, for example, or framework contracts with the business community, promoting enterprise and education aimed at furthering entrepreneurship and supporting and facilitating technology start-ups.

The four universities’ valorisation activities are characterised by both a strong research component (patents, framework contracts, spin offs) as well as an educational component (education aimed at entrepreneurship). Work is underway on a number of joint projects aimed at strengthening the regional impact of the four institutions, including a joint seed and venture capital fund.

For more information on (regional) knowledge valorisation within the universities:

Valorisation Centre Delft
www.valorisationcentre.tudelft.nl
valorisationcentre@tudelft.nl
Tel: 015-2786751

TU/e Innovation Lab Eindhoven
www.tue.nl/ondernemen
innovationlab@tue.nl
Tel: 040-2474822

Kennispark Twente
www.kennispark.nl
contact@kennispark.nl
 
Tel: 053-4894118