Here in Trondheim, NTNU (the Norwegian University for Science and Technology) turns out world-class research almost on a daily basis. In case you missed it, brain researchers May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser from NTNU’s Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of the “internal-GPS” of humans.
in Bergen, two researchers from Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen received international media coverage after discovering that a specific cancer medicine can also be used to help fight chronic fatigue syndrome. Their discovery could lead to a whole different approach of fighting the illness. Behind the scenes, Bergen Teknologioverføring supported the project through patenting, dialogue with industry, and international media work, as it does with projects from seven other institutes across Bergen.
Norinnova Technology Transfer offers commercialisation services within the field of research-based innovation, primarily to the University of Tromsø (UiT), the University Hospital of Northern Norway (UNN) and the Northern Research Institute (Norut). Since 1993, Norrinova has been involved in the development of 80 companies, creating hundreds of jobs for the region.
I could go on, but you get the idea.
However, outside of these technology transfer programs, it can be difficult for researchers to understand the commercial value of their projects, obtain market information, or make contacts in relevant industries. There is still a gap between research and industry and this is where Technoport 2015 can help.
The Technoport 2015 innovation conference (18 & 19 March 2015) is a venue where researchers like you can meet industry innovators and early adopters, build your network and get a business perspective on your research at an early stage.
See you there!