Prekubator TTO (Norway)
Leading the SpaceTransfer Norwegian National Technology Transfer Initiative (NTTI) Consortium
The Norwegian NTTI consists of three technology transfer offices and a research center forming a consortium covering Northern, Western, Eastern and Mid Norway. Prekubator TTO, Norinnova, Kjeller Innovasjon and CIRiS (Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Space) bring a variety of network links, competence and experience to the consortium. This experience includes business incubation, technology transfer projects, innovation projects, open calls, space research and participation in technology hubs throughout Norway.
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Consortium leader, Prekubator TTO, will take main responsibility for technical and administrative management of Spacetransfer in addition to performing technology transfer, mediation and promotion activities in Western Norway. Prekubator TTO is responsible for commercialization of new innovations from a broad base of scientific research, including identifying commercial potential, securing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), licensing, business development and innovation management. Prekubator TTO has strong industrial connections with a wide range of industries, and especially with the oil and gas industry. Prekubator TTO manages the Space & Energy network focusing on parallel challenges and opportunities in the space and energy sector.
Kjeller Innovasjon is responsible for technology transfer activities in the Eastern part of Norway. Kjeller Innovation is involved with developing good business ideas from the worlds of research and business. It helps to launch businesses, assist them with financing, and introduce them to the marketplace. Kjeller Innovation focuses mainly on areas within the fields of energy, the environment, civil protection, biotechnology and health. Kjeller Innovasjon also manages a business incubator.
Norinnova is responsible for technology transfer activities in the Northern part of Norway. The Norinnova Technology Transfer (Norinnova) is the regional technology transfer office in the county of Troms, Norway, responsible for commercialization of new innovations from a broad base of scientific research. This includes identifying commercial potential, securing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), licensing, business incubation, business development and innovation management. Norinnova has experience with managing remote sensing and space-related innovation projects.
CIRiS is responsible for technology transfer activities in Mid Norway. CIRiS is a department of NTNU Samfunnsforskning AS with the mandate to promote and perform research and development relevant to the human exploration of space. The main activities are related to research activities onboard the International Space Station (ISS).