Together with the business developers at SDU RIO, you assess whether the establishment of a spin-out is the correct decision for you and your invention. We can help you mature your research project so that it is suitable for a spin-out.
It is often you as a researcher who is the driving force behind the establishment of a company, while SDU RIO contributes with connections to investors, professional contractors, relevant Board members and mentors.
Considerations for establishing a spin-out
Before you go into the process of establishing a spin-out, there are a number of issues - professionals as private - that you should consider.
Establishing a spin-out in collaboration with SDU/RSD
If the establishment of a spin-out is the preferred way of commercialisation, SDU RIO’s businessdevelopment advisers contact Science Ventures Denmark A/S (SVD), which is responsible forestablishing the company and helps set up the company. There is a high degree of collaboration between SVD and SDU RIOs business developers, and the specifics of the project determine which of the two parties does what.
What is Science Ventures Denmark A/S (SVD)?
SVD is wholly owned by SDU, and its business area is the commercialisation of inventions, know-how and technologies that are developed at, or can be further developed at, universities, hospitals and otherresearch institutions. Since 2007, private investors have invested more than one hundred million Euros in spin-outs through SVD.
What happens if SDU RIOs business developers stop the commercialisation process and return the rights to me?
You will be offered the opportunity to take ownership of the patent. SDU ensures that the transfer is registered with the relevant authorities. You are then free to personally pursue the commercialisation of your invention, but strictly in your spare time and in agreement with your head of department.