UU Innovation helps you develop your ideas
At Uppsala University, innovative ideas with real impact potential can crop up anytime and anywhere. Whatever their nature, working mechanism to capture and nurture them are all in place.
UU Innovation support students, researchers and employees at Uppsala University who want to develop an idea or create impact from research results. Our support is free, confidential and we take no equity. UU Innovation's team of experienced business advisors and intellectual property experts are ready to support you with most aspects of commercialisation. Maybe you need help with protecting your idea or financing to test your idea? We can help you explore the potential of your idea and guide you through the first steps towards application and impact.
We are part of a strong innovation system
The ecosystem for innovation support surrounding Uppsala University is one of the best in Sweden and is competitive on an international arena. It’s a cohesive and effective innovation environment that can offer support from the time before an idea is born to fully-fledged activities whatever the desired outcomes.
UU Innovation and most of the other key players in Uppsala’s innovation system, can be found at the same address in Uppsala Science Park. Contacts and decision processes are simple, transparency is tangible, and players can quickly get access to a broader base of resources than are available in their own organization. It creates favourable conditions for innovation development in the Uppsala region.
Uppsala University has built a robust support system for researchers and students who want to commercialise or in other ways utilise their ideas. Our network is a strength that can be used to your benefit.
Innovation Office - a government commission
In 2008 Uppsala University was given the opportunity to develop an innovation office with the task of increasing the utilization of research. The development of the innovation office was to be carried out in close cooperation with other universities and colleges in the region.
The innovation office is largely incorporated into UU Innovation's business, which since 2007 has supported researchers and students in the early stages of innovation development.
An agreement on collaboration exists with Dalarna University and the University of Gävle. Along with these institutions, we strive to:
• Develop and strengthen innovation at each institution, and stimulate university-wide projects in this regard.
• Through knowledge and experience, enable an effective, sustainable and tailored innovation support to best promote the utilization of research and knowledge.
The partnership also means that both Dalarna University and the University of Gävle, as needed, can take advantage of the capabilities and expertise built up in UU Innovation, including areas such as IP/patents, financing and coaching.
A very close collaboration also exists with the innovation office at KTH regarding intellectual property services for researchers and students.