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Valorisation of Research Results

The term "valorisation" means to give or assign a value, especially a higher value. When it comes to research results, their valorisation encompasses many activities which render the research results accessible to, and usable by, society and economy. This valorisation is often equated with knowledge and technology transfer (KTT in the international vocabulary).

The Partnership, Knowledge and Technology Transfer Office (PaKTTo) coordinates the process of valorisation of research results by providing strategic and financial support, and by facilitating administrative and legal support to the University’s researchers.

The valorisation process enables the University of Luxembourg to protect, add value to and transform [theoretical] research results into products, processes, services or innovative and economically viable forms of technology duly protected by intellectual property rights (IP).

The document entitled “Guiding principles for the valorisation of research results and intellectual property rights” contains the details of the University’s valorisation strategy:

A complete valorisation process usually consists of four main phases (detection – protection – publication – exploitation of research results) which are detailed below.