Technology transfer offers

Ascenion GmbH

Ascenion GmbH is a technology transfer company with special expertise in the life sciences. It advises and supports public research institutes on the protection and use of their intellectual property (patents, know-how, materials) and assumes the initiation and procurement of licensing agreements between research institutes and industry. A special focus is coaching for company founders as well as active investment management. Clients include institutes of the Helmholtz and Leibniz Associations, university hospitals such as the Charité and the Hannover Medical School and associated organisations.

Information about the technology offers of Ascenion GmbH can be found at: or please contact Esther Lange at Ascenion GmbH, tel.: +49 (0)89 318814 22.



Bayerische Patentallianz GmbH

As a central service centre for universities and industry, Bayerische Patentallianz GmbH analyses the innovations of Bavarian universities for market-relevant technologies and generates patents that can then be offered to industry.

As the central patent and marketing agency for 28 Bavarian universities and universities of applied science, Bayerische Patentallianz GmbH represents a link between science and industry. It evaluates and markets the inventions of over 17,000 scientists. The patent office helps inventors to obtain proprietary protection for their inventions and to use these commercially. Bayerische Patentallianz GmbH allows the industry unique access to the largest technology pool in Bavaria.

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German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

The DKFZ systematically explores the mechanisms of cancer development and records cancer risk factors. More than 70 academic departments and groups work in seven research areas (see

Currently, the DKFZ has a portfolio of more than 350 patent families, including new therapeutics, diagnostics, targets, equipment and non-patented research tools.

You can find an overview of available technologies on the DKFZ website: as well as a list of antibodies

For further information, please contact the Office of Technology Transfer at the DKFZ (Dr Ruth Herzog;; tel. +49 (0)6221 42 2955).



Max-Planck-Innovation GmbH

The Max Planck Society (MPG) established the Munich-based Max-Planck-Innovation GmbH (MP-Innovation) as a technology transfer agency for all Max Planck Institutes spread across Germany. Currently, between 120 and 140 inventions are reported to MP-Innovation each year, 80 to 100 of which lead to a patent application.

The website provides information on new developments, inventions and technologies in the areas Therapeutics & Diagnostics, Biotechnology, Plants, and Analytics: If you are interested in these offers, please contact the Max-Planck-Innovation GmbH (Dr Dieter Link, tel.: +49 (0)89 29091 928).



PROvendis GmbH

As the patent marketing agency for North Rhine-Westphalian universities and research institutes, PROvendis markets comprehensively patented cutting-edge technology to the industrial world. The aim is to reap the full economic benefits of the innovative potential of universities and research institutes through knowledge transfer to companies. PROvendis GmbH represents an important link between universities and business. It brings both sides together in a professional manner and promotes cooperation.

The PROvendis Life Sciences Team consists of employees with proven technical and industry expertise in the natural sciences as well as in the pharmaceutical and medical fields. PROvendis offers companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical technology sectors exclusive access to patented innovations and state-of-the-art technologies.

If you are interested in these offers, please contact PROvendis GmbH (Dr Jürgen Walkenhorst, tel.: +49 (0)208 94105 25) or the BIO Deutschland administrative office.

You can find current technology transfer offers here:

All PROvendis life science technology offers can be found at:

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