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Knowledge and Technology Transfer

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The in­sti­tu­te's mot­to – FROM IDEA TO PRO­TO­TY­PE – out­li­nes both the sta­tu­to­ry mis­si­on to con­duct ap­p­li­ca­ti­on-ori­en­ted ba­sic re­se­arch and the uti­liza­t­i­on of re­se­arch re­sults. The INP car­ri­es out pro­jects from pu­blic re­se­arch fun­ding to in­crea­se the know­ledge for so­ci­al­ly re­le­vant to­pics. The re­sults of the­se pro­jects are con­ti­nuous­ly pu­blis­hed by the in­sti­tu­te in peer-re­view­ed jour­nals, at na­tio­nal and in­ter­na­tio­nal con­fe­ren­ces and at events for the ge­ne­ral pu­blic.

For ap­p­li­ca­ti­on-re­le­vant to­pics of eco­no­mic in­te­rest, INP cont­ri­bu­tes his know­ledge in terms of a ser­vice pro­vi­der for cust­o­m­er so­lu­ti­ons. The­se most­ly bi­la­te­ral in­dus­tri­al pro­jects help our busi­ness part­ners to be­ne­fit di­rect­ly from the most re­cent know­ledge of the re­se­arch at INP. As the first in­sti­tu­te of the Leib­niz As­so­cia­ti­on at all, INP foun­ded for its tech­no­lo­gy trans­fer its own firm: neo­plas GmbH (www.​neoplas.​eu). It acts as a se­cond part of the three-step mo­del de­ve­l­o­ped by the in­sti­tu­te. Ac­cor­ding to the mot­to "From Pro­to­ty­pe to Pro­duct", la­ter pi­lot cust­o­m­ers are in­vol­ved in the de­ve­lop­ment work, for ex­amp­le. If cer­tain uti­liza­t­i­on ac­tivi­ties ha­ve pro­ved to be eco­no­mi­cal­ly via­ble, they can lead to fur­ther spin-offs. Know­ledge, which is eco­no­mi­cal­ly ex­ploi­ta­ble and shall in­iti­al­ly not be of­fe­red as costu­mer so­lu­ti­on, could be de­ve­l­o­ped up to mar­ket rea­di­ness in a new spin-off that way: "From Pro­duct to Mar­ket".
Further information regarding scientific services, equipment, methods, qualifications, technologies and patents of the INP could be found at the Leibniz Transfer Portal: (in german).


The Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology also uses licensing and possibly the sale of intellectual property (IP) to transfer its innovations and know-how to industry and society.

The INP protects potentially innovative and patentable technologies for the future through patents and utility models. Patents and utility models are industrial property rights for inventions. The owners of granted industrial property rights are entitled to prohibit third parties from using the protected technology for a certain period of time. This period is ten years for utility models and as long as 20 years for patents.

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Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology
Felix-Hausdorff-Str. 2
17489 Greifswald

Dr. Hans Sawade
Head of Management Support

Phone: +49 3834 554 3899
Fax: +49 3834 554 301