At the 2023 ‘State of Dutch Tech’ event, the Universities of The Netherlands (UNL) recently presented the ‘deal term principles’ for academic and non-academic spin-offs. The deal term principles describe how the transfer of intellectual property and shareholding at universities are dealt with in a spin-off in the case that a researcher ends their employment.
The majority of Dutch universities have adopted the guidelines, and the UG too has committed to following an important share of these terms.
The deal terms aim to speed up the negotiation process between universities and spin-offs in order to increase the latter’s chances of growth.
Three options for universities
The universities can decide for themselves how they want to arrange the transfer of intellectual property and shareholding of their university in spin-offs. Three options are generally available, which are described in the deal term principles:
UG uses royalty deals
The UG only licenses royalty deals. This means that the UG remains the owner of the intellectual property while drawing up a license agreement with its spin-offs to exploit the intellectual property.
The deal term principles have been developed in collaboration with universities, investors, entrepreneurs, and Techleap.nl, and will be evaluated periodically.
Want to know more?
You can read the deal principles here.
Do you have questions about which exact rules apply at the UG? Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to tell you more about it.
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