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Our Services

We are experts in helping research reach a market – and make a difference in society.
What market potential do your research results have? How to consider existing agreements and patents? With our services Sustainable business development, Surveying the market, Patents & agreements and Funding we support you all the way from research concept through to innovation

Agreements and Patents

Agreements and Patents

Thanks to Teachers exemption (Lärarundantaget) - academic staff’s intellectual property rights, researchers at Swedish universities own the right to their research results. When you commence collaboration with companies or other external actors it is important that you establish an agreement that clearly shows your and your collaborating partner’s mutual rights and obligations. The agreements can regulate when you have the option of publishing your research results and who owns the rights to them.

Our business advisors have extensive experience of both academia and industry, and will help you review contracts so they are as accurate and advantageous as possible for you as a researcher.

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

SLU Holding helps you evaluate the commercial potential of your research results. What problem does your discovery resolve, how is that problem currently being resolved and how can you charge for an innovation based on your idea? 

Together we will develop and refine your ideas so as to make them as relevant and attractive to the market as possible. We will for example analyze the options in terms of protecting your idea, e.g. through patents. We will also develop a business plan and analyse potential competitors. One of the business-development tools we use is Business Modell Canvas (see more about that model on YouTube).

Survey

Survey

Who might be interested in your innovation? What is the market like? When and where is the need greatest? These and similar questions can be answered through various types of surveys and mappings. At an early stge of a project we can carry out a quick and straightforward mapping that will provide the basis for a continued survey. This is often done with the aid of students through our SDR group Student Desktop Research. Various kinds of market research can then be the next step towards an even better understanding of needs and the market.

FUNDING

FUNDING

Ideas and business concepts during an early phase of development often need capital for verifications, market research and patent applications. We will help you find capital to match your requirements.

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