Profound Innovation, the central service facility for Knowledge and Technology Transfer at Freie Universität Berlin, works with researchers to identify research results with market potential, and reviews what would be suitable for exploitation. Does a spin-off make sense? Can technology be patented and licensed with existing companies? Or should it be further developed in cooperation with a company?
If the researchers decide to found a company, the consultants at Profund Innovation help to develop a business model and assist with the start-up process. Together they seek solutions for financing during the stage of product development, which can take several years. If patentable ressults are to be licensed to an existing company, the Profund Innovation consultants specialized in patent and licensing matters help with the necessary steps.