Transfer of Research Results

Putting your Results and Inventions into Practice

You are a physician or scientist and have made a discovery that could result in new diagnostics or treatment options or save time and costs? FAU helps you to develop your idea through support services and networks.


Our regional and international networks will help you to get in touch with potential industry partners, but can also facilitate your access to financial support.

FAU and Universitätsklinikum Erlangen are partners of Medical Valley. Meet our regional industry partners and get to know the services offered by Medical Valley e.V. in the field of entrepreneurship / business creation.

One of the main aims of EIT Health is to promote the creation of new enterprises in the area of healthcare technologies.  Learn more about this European network.

Support and information

FAU administration has an extensive service offer concerning industry cooperations, patents, and valorization of inventions.

Patentmanagement of FAU at Kontaktstelle Wissens- und Technologietransfer (wtt) accompanies you during the whole process of intellectual property protection.

Students, employees, or professors of FAU who want to start their own enterprise can get help at the Gründerbüro of Kontaktstelle Wissens- und Technologietransfer (wtt).

Employees of Universitätsklinikum Erlangen should get in touch with Justiziariat and Fachabteilung Forschungsfinanzierung (Fe). Unit F of FAU can also provide information on legal, contractual, and financial affairs.

External advice and information

There are some projects, networks, and institutions supporting scientists at FAU.

  • The EU project Health2Market developed E-Learning-Courses regarding entrepreneurship and business planning, business ventures and marketing, intellectual property, and ethics.
  • Enterprise Europe Network links companies and researchers across Europe via events, databases, and personal contacts.