Inventors always retain a fair share of the possible monetary returns of any intellectual property. The commercialisation process also opens up possibilities for other funding and resources, such as the Business Finland Research to Business funding. After being successfully developed to a commercial stage, the invention will be able to attract commercial interest in terms of resources and bringing the invention to use for example in the form of an investment to a spin-out company, licensing or acquisition.
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Business Finland can fund research projects, where scientists take the development of an idea further while preparing for the commercialization of the idea into new business.
Aalto University has a national mission to strengthen Finland’s innovation capacity. Our strategic aim is to contribute to a more sustainable future for Finland and the whole of humanity.
Innovation Services’ Researchers Practical Guide to Intellectual Property offers practical information about intellectual property rights, such as patents and copyrights.
Aalto University is home to a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem and culture. The ecosystem is powered by both student-led entrepreneurial activities and the university's own research and innovation hubs.
Research ideas are commercialized in Aalto's incubators and accelerators; students find unforeseeable pathways towards entrepreneurship. Building on this, Aalto fosters a thriving culture of innovation.
Aalto University has an internationally unique innovation ecosystem that offers a wide range of services to researchers and research groups. From Ideas To Impact seeks for the best possible commercialization paths for research inventions.
The R2B or Research to Business, pre-incubator program, is open all year-round to Aalto University origin innovations and inventions based on research. The projects are especially at an idea phase and have a focus on technological research. Once these projects incorporate, Aalto Startup Center can offer its Business Generator, accelerator program.