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Scientist Antorweep Bityoga

Discuss your ideas with us

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.

Our team of skilled innovators, business developers, lawyers and IP managers 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 tto@valide.no if you have an idea to discuss or you would like to know more about Validé’s Technology Transfer Office.

During our process we will ask you to fill inn a «Disclosure of Innovation» form DOFI. This is a document for us to review and we will highly appreciate of you could describe your idea using this template. You can find the DOFI template here

Validé is TTO for seven research institutes

Our partner research institues are:

University of Stavanger (UiS)

Stavanger University Hospital (SUS)

Norce

Nofima

• Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

• Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL)


The Innovation Process

Every idea and innovation is different, but they often gothrough the following process, from identification to commercialsuccess.

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:

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