Commercializing Inventions

  • Ramot is proud of its role in bringing inventions to the public that improve lives in many different ways.
    It strongly believes in the benefits and importance of technology transfer, and encourages research collaborations between TAU faculty, students and researchers and industry.

    Ramot initiates and conducts the relations, presentations and negotiations with industry on behalf of TAU and its inventors. At the same time, it works with TAU inventors to attract corporate partners capable of bringing University inventions and discoveries to the marketplace. This is achieved through technology licensing agreements that grant companies rights to develop technological inventions in return for royalties, other fees and/or sponsored research funding.

    In negotiating licensing agreements, the needs, rights and interests of TAU and its researchers are paramount. Ramot ensures that the independence, values and interests of the TAU research community, including academic freedom, scientific integrity, the pursuit of knowledge and open exchange of ideas and information are protected and preserved. This includes the right of TAU personnel to publish or present the results of research.

    Although no two agreements are alike, there are several provisions in every agreement designed to facilitate and realize these goals.

    They include:

    • Granting a royalty-bearing license to practice the licensed technology and/or the results of sponsored research
    • Funding for ongoing research
    • Preserving TAU personnel's right to publish
    • Providing for fair compensation to the university if the product is successful in the marketplace
    • Ensuring that TAU technologies reach the marketplace in a timely manner for the benefit of the public by the inclusion of development milestones