Innovation and entrepeneurship
Academic staff and researchers at the University of Bergen can get assistance for innovative projects and commercialisation of research results from BTO.
UiB is a co-owner of Bergen Teknologioverføring AS (BTO) and has given BTO the responsibility of contributing to the realisation of scientific research results or ideas that may be beneficial for individuals, the market and society at large.
Bergen Teknologioverføring AS (BTO) assists members of the scientific staff at the University of Bergen (UiB) with innovative projects and commercialisation of research results. They can give advice on issues related to funding, patenting and finding cooperatice partners and more.
UiB legally owns the rights to all ideas with innovative potential from members of the scientific staff. The research institution can decide whether they have an interest in utilising this right, and BTO makes the decision on behalf of UiB. However, BTO guarantee that the first inquiry is confidential and noncommittal.
The University has compiled rules on the dissemination and management of research results in the rule compendium's section 2.1.5