Technology Transfer

  • Have you come up with a discovery or invention and are thinking of making a patent application?
  • Are you looking to commercialize the results of your research via a license agreement?
  • Are you planning to establish your own spin-off to bring a new product to market on the basis of UZH technology?
  • Or do you have an idea on which you want to base a start-up company?

UZH will give you active support with translating the results of your research into products and services, and establishing spin-offs and start-ups.


Unitectra, the technology transfer organization of the Universities of Basel, Bern and Zurich, supports scientists with negotiating research agreements (research collaborations, material transfer agreements etc.), with patenting and licensing research findings, and with establishing spin-offs.


Startup@UZH provides personal advice and practical support to UZH members who want to set up their own company to commercialize an idea. Unlike a spin-off, a start-up can be established independently of whether the business is based on the findings of UZH research.