We continuously develop and initiate new collaborations with both large and small companies. We actively seek to protect key intellectual property that is generated from research; at present, nearly 50 patents have been issued or are under review, either through individual researchers or Chalmers’ established innovation system.
We encourage companies to be launched and create new employment opportunities in existing ones. Several startup companies on nanotechnology have originated from this research environment, including Cellectricon, Q-sense (now part of Biolin AB) and Nanofactory Instruments AB.
A third aim is to strengthen the technology transfer process through verification of research results and development of prototypes. Here our collaborations with research institutes play an important role, as do our contact with network organizations such as SwedNanoTech.