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How do Validé work with researchers?

Are you a researcher who has an innovative idea? We are passionate about innovation and we are looking forward to discussing your ideas with you. Validé is technology transfer office to 7 research institutes, and

Our team of skilled business developers will help you with evaluating your ideas potential and realize the idea as a product or service.

Please contact one of our team members directly or send a general inquiry to post@valide.no if you have an idea to discuss or you would like to know more about Validé’s Technology Transfer Office (TTO).

Do you want to get in contact with us about your idea? Tell us a little about your self and your idea first here:

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Technology transfer step by step

Step by step TTO-prosess

1. Identification
This is stage where you tell us about your idea. It could be an informal chat first then you will proceed to fill inn an Innovation Disclosure Form (DOFI). Here you will provide us with a detailed description, drawings, publications, background, status, etc.

2. Screening
During the screening process, we go through and evaluate:

  • Simple in-house prior art and patent search
  • Evaluate problem, solution, and market need
  • Market search (web, internal databases, experiences, etc.)
  • Analysis of competition and commercial-potential
  • Feasibility analysis
  • Technology readiness level (TRL)

3. Qualification
If we reach this stage we have an initial belief in the idea and continue with:

  • Research & Develop-planning (R&D) and risk assessment
  • Resource analysis (research group, instrumentation, capabilities, etc.)
  • Budget and financial opportunities
  • Patent search
  • Market opportunities
  • Select target market
  • Create IP
  • Approach partners
  • Develop commercial strategy
4. Proof-Of-Concept
  • Feasibility, technical and commercial
  • Build prototype
  • Update IP and Freedom to Operate (FTO)
  • Develop business plan
  • Identify risk
5. Commercialization
  • Recruit team
  • Build «Minimum viable product» (MVP) + update IP and Freedom to Operate (FTO)
  • Marketing and sale
  • Production and distribution
  • Execution
  • Licensing – to startups or industry
6. Time for a high five and to celebrate