Technology transfer and industrial relations
The missions of the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) are to:
- Facilitate the transfer of research results to the economy
- Elaborate technology transfer strategies for new technologies developed at EPFL
- Protect and manage EPFL intellectual property
- Negotiate collaboration and technology transfer agreements
- Encourage the creation of start-ups (in collaboration with the Science Park)
220.127.116.11 Ordinance on intangible assets in the EPF Domain
|Ordonnance du Conseil des EPF sur les biens immatériels et les participations dans le domaine des EPF||9 juillet 2014||Françoise Chardonnens|
This ordinance (previuously Ordonnance sur les biens immatériels et les participations dans le domaine des EPF) establishes the rights and obligations of staff of the EPF Domain concerning intellectual property (intangible assets such as inventions, software, scientific texts, etc.) that they create in the course of their activity for the EPF.
18.104.22.168 Directive on shares in legal entities in the EPF Domain
|Directives sur les participations au sein du domaine des EPF||9th July 2014||Françoise Chardonnens|
This directive sets out the rules and regulations concerning the creation of legal entities under private law and shares in legal entities.
3.4.1 Research contracts and technology transfer
|EPFL directive on research contracts and
technology transfer (DSCRTT)
|27 May 2013, status as at 23 April 2019||Matthias Gäumann|
This Directive governs:
As for the rules governing overheads, they are now included in the Financial Regulations, see LEX 5.1.1
Creation of or participation in start-ups
The document Personal agreement professor or employee must be signed when a professor or employee participates financially in a start-up or holds a position in one. This document is based on the Directives concerning the management of conflicts of interest (see below) and embodies the principles that are intended to protect the interests of staff members, EPFL and third parties within the framework of interactions with start-ups.
Consulting also the procedure in the event of conflicts of interest concerning the acquisition of goods and services for start-ups : see LEX 5.8.3 under Purchases.