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Innovation and commercialization

What do you do when you come up with an idea or technology that has commercial potential?

Duty to report

University employees have a duty to notify Inven2 of research results with commercial potential that are obtained by employees during their work for the university. If you are in doubt as to whether your research results have commercial potential, contact Inven2 AS.

Inven2 AS

Inven2 AS is UiO’s Technology Transfer Office (TTO) and is responsible for receiving and evaluating research results obtained at the University of Oslo which have a potential for commercial exploitation.
If the results are considered to have a commercial potential, Inven2 AS will secure rights to the results and handle the commercialization process. Inven2 AS thereby contributes to the transfer of technology to the business sector and to the creation of new jobs.

The innovation unit the Life Science Growth House

The Life Science Growth House helps researchers and students to mature early-stage ideas. The Growth House provides tailored counselling, seed funding, meeting places, innovation mentor programme and student internship.

Read about the Growth House innovation services, and contact the unit if you have an idea.

Employee rights

In cases where UiO acquires an employee’s rights to research results, the employee has a right to remuneration from UiO. UiO has implemented a policy on rights which regulates any net income as follows: one-third to the inventor/employee, one-third to UiO and one-third to Inven2 AS.

Publishing in connection with commercialisation

Employees have the right to publish, but if it is intended to commercialize the invention, Inven2 AS must be contacted so that the rights to the results are secured before publishing takes place. If the rights are not secured before publication, it will mean that the invention cannot be commercialized. Other conditions for publishing are:

  • that notification of the intention to publish is given at the same time as the research results are reported to Inven2 AS
  • that any agreement with a third party must not prevent publishing or commercialization by UiO


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Published Dec. 3, 2009 9:33 AM - Last modified May 6, 2022 12:42 PM