As a researcher looking for ways to market your research, you basically have two options: you either look for an established business or you start a spin-off/start-up. When you decide to choose the first option you choose to collaborate with an established party and together you will continue to develop your invention for the market. This kind of collaboration is becoming more and more popular these days and it has many advantages, especially for inventions that require a high investment and take a long time to market.
For this part of the process, Business Generator Groningen works closely together with the legal department of the RUG and the UMCG. Together we will look for suitable businesses for your invention, we will connect you with them, we will write an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) to protect your invention when discussing it with these parties, and we explore the options for a possible partnership in which your invention can blossom and can be further developed towards the market.