Technology transfer (also known as valorization) is the third core task of universities, in addition to education and research. The transfer and application of knowledge for the benefit of the economy and society is becoming increasingly important in national and international innovation policy, in which technical universities play a leading role.
Eindoven University of Technology has the societal task to propose groundbreaking technical-scientific solutions that contribute to impact for a better society. We train our students and engineers to become drivers of change by coming up with solutions that have a real impact on the world.
In the years and decades ahead we see major challenges facing society: In order to meet these challenges, we encourage to valorize research of our scientists into innovations with impact. A key role in further deepening our collaboration with industry and society is played by The Gate. They are the linking pin in technology transfer and startups e.g. spin-offs.
For more than thirty years we have been initiating and facilitating spin-off companies. The result is more than 100 technology companies with an TU/e-background, including well-known successes such as Prodrive, Coosto, Xeltis, SMART Photonics and Flowid.