The CST group is active in patents, primarily to support our spin-off activities. The CST group initiated IME Technologies BV, with two of our former students, with the aim of forming a short-term oriented consultancy activity around the section to enable fast transfer of knowledge to industry. The ME department liked the idea, and enlarged the initiative to department level. The CST group started also Medical Robotics Technologies (MRT) BV, a100% TU/e owned company as an incubator for new commercial activities in this field. The eye surgery robot will be launched soon as the new start-up PRECEYES BV. The same holds for MicroSure BV. In the coming year we will further use MRT BV as incubator and enabling short-termknowledge transfer to industry. We achieved a number of STW Valorisation Grants.