Productive strengthening of transfer

Zusatzmodul Technologietransfer – Christoph Zinser – Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich

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Beneficiary: Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich
Funding: 01.07.2011 bis 31.10.2014; 254.548 Euro


Project description

The LMU Munich has been professionally engaged in technology transfer since 1992. The existing structures were to be strengthened by the project "T Plus - Gründungs-Scouting und Coaching in den Life Sciences an der LMU München", since the life sciences sector is an essential part of the research profile of the LMU and at the same time makes particularly complex and exacting demands on technology transfer.

In order to better exploit the existing potential at the LMU, the numbers of spin-off projects were supposed to be increased. For this purpose, support measures to mobilize scientists in the Scouting module were developed and tested . At the same time, it was planned that the coaching module should improve the quality of support for spin-off projects in order to increase their probability of success.

The result: scientists have succeeded in raising their interest in spin-offs to a quantitatively higher level. In addition to the mobilization measures implemented during the project period, which could not be maintained in their high density after the end of the project, the famous "snowball effects" have led to a constant level of interest.

Furthermore, a bundle of different instruments in the field of mobilization and coaching, which have been tried and tested in practice, has been developed. These can be used by the potential founders, depending on their existing personnel resources and needs. In addition, the project has recruited professionally qualified personnel, who have been retained to this day.

To the exterior, the successes of the project are evident from the recent significant increase in the number of projects for the foundation of life sciences companies. This applies to, for example, the EXIST research transfer programs, various validation programs of the federal and state governments, state-owned funding programs in the field of life sciences and, last but not least, GO-Bio.