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University of Basel

Technology Transfer

Patents, Licenses and Research Contracts


Unitectra supports the university and its researchers in the commercial exploitation of research results. This includes in particular:

  • Evaluation of inventions
  • Protection and management of intellectual property (in particular patents)
  • Negotiating licenses with implementation partners (existing companies or newly founded spin-off companies)

Unitectra also supports researchers in negotiating research contracts with private and public partners. Unitectra is responsible for the Faculties of Medicine, Philosophy and Natural Sciences and Psychology. The Legal Service is responsible for the research contracts of the other faculties.

Unitectra is a joint organization of the Universities of Basel, Bern and Zurich.



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