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Technology Transfer

The Technology Transfer Office of the University of Freiburg (Zentralstelle für Technologietransfer, ZFT) can help you with all your technology transfer needs, including business partnerships and the commercialization of research results. We help and support the University of Freiburg and the University Medical Center Freiburg with the transfer of research results to industry and commerce. We are also interested in active partnerships with businesses.

Your contact person is:

Dr. Ernst Drost


Contact Faculty of Engineering

Address: Georges-Köhler-Allee 010, 79110 Freiburg
Phone: [++49] 0761 203-8086
Fax: [++49] 0761 203-8082
Email: drost [at] tf [dot] uni-freiburg [dot] de


Contact Zentralstelle Technologietransfer

Address: Stefan-Meier-Str. 8, 79104 Freiburg
Phone [++49] 0761 203-4994
Fax: [++49] 0761 203-5021
Email: ernst [dot] drost [at] zft [dot] uni-freiburg [dot] de




•    Patent consultation (for all University students and staff)
•    Consultation on the commercialization of copyright protected property, especially computer programmes and trade secrets
•    State of the art patent searches (patentability/novelty search)
•    We co-operate with expert patent attorneys to help you apply for patents
•    Applying for trade marks
•    Drawing up and negotiating patent licence and copyright licence agreements (software and know-how licence agreements)
•    Exploiting commercial patents and property rights



Legal consultation for

•    Research and Development (R&D) contracts with businesses
•    Contract suitability
•    Liability
•    Intellectual property rights
•    Drawing up and negotiating contracts with business partners
•    Research partnerships
•    Research and Development (R&D) contracts
•    Clinical trials (all four phases)
•    Material transfer agreements (MTAs)
•    Confidential disclosure agreements (CDAs) 


Start-up Companies

The Start-up Office of the University of Freiburg provides consultation and financial support to students and staff of the University of Freiburg and associated institutions (the Universities of Furtwangen and Offenburg and the Catholic and Protestant Universities of Applied Sciences in Freiburg).

•    Start-up companies
•    Business planning and business plans
•    Simulated business games
•    Incubation space, leasing of University resources (rooms, equipment)
•    Funding
•    Information and events, such as start-up evenings
•    Gründerkolleg and Trainings GmbH (start-up information and mentoring service)


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