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.
Aalto University's vision includes a commitment to building a sustainable and entrepreneurial society based on sustainable development. Aalto University's main goal in the commercialisation of intellectual property rights is to maximize the societal impact of the university by bringing the results of research, teaching and other activities into the best possible use. The Aalto Innovation Services advise academic staff in the development and protection of innovations and incorporation activities including technology transfers. Commercialisation project activities are supported together with Aalto Startup Center’s advisors.
Publishing and commercialization – Can I have both?
When following the guidelines presented in this page, it is possible to both commercialize and publish your research results.
Aalto’s aim in the IP commercialisation is to maximize the societal impact of research.
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.
Business Finland provides funding for projects by research organizations and companies and reinforces the use of research within companies that strengthens the impact of research in society.
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.