“The first step in the technology transfer process is to protect our innovations with the appropriate intellectual property rights. In order to bring our innovative technologies to the market, the technology transfer process must include a maturation phase in which we work with industrial partners to adapt our innovative technologies and intellectual property strategies to meet our clients’ needs.”
Carole Guillaumin, Valorisation & Intellectual Property Director
Research to technology transfer
To offer our clients access to our innovations, SuperGrid Institute’s technology transfer process involves five important steps:
intellectual property (IP) rights
maturation and development
We adapt our offer to suit your needs, every step of the way.
Our teams are key to our – and your – success. Our experts come from diverse backgrounds in industry and academia, each bringing highly specific expertise to contribute to the success of our five research department.
Our results include technical and/or scientific reports, technological know-how, component models, and software and patents developed in our research department, amongst others. You can access these results in several ways, including:
By purchasing results not protected by IP rights.
Through technology transfer of results protected by IP rights (e.g., patents, software).
We provide support throughout the maturation process leading up to the final technology transfer phase. This increases the Technical Readiness Level (TRL) of the innovation and minimises risks before taking it to the market. At SuperGrid Institute, we follow the Lean Startup method.
Marketing: understanding the various potential market segments & customer needs in order to adapt the developed technology to their expectations.
Technical development: performing complementary studies to adapt the technology to industrial applications based on technical and marketing specifications that are elaborated with our industrial partner in order to create a Minimum Viable Product (prototype, pre-series, marketing promotion material, etc.).
IP Strategy: defining the geographical scope and implementing patent family protections adapted to each client’s needs.
How to collaborate with us?
When you choose one of our results or patents, we will work with you throughout the maturation process. Or if you prefer, you can bring us one of your concepts and we will work together to increase your project’s TRL.
When you ask us to carry out a project, we will conduct follow-up meetings during the development phase to make sure the deliverables fit to your needs. If you prefer to assume responsibility for specified tasks within the project, you must finance these tasks separately.
The collaboration contract includes clauses that define each project’s governance, financing, milestones, IP rights, exploitation rules, deliverables, etc.