ICFO is proactive in translating newly generated knowledge into products and technologies in collaboration with our industrial allies.
The mission of the KTT Team is to provide social and economic benefits by translating ICFO research into public use via technology
licensing, through a process which benefits ICFO, Industry and the public.
EXTENSIVE PATENT PORTFOLIO
To date ICFO has filed and licensed a significant number of patents, and has a particularly strong IP portfolio in the technology
sectors covered by ICFO Focus Programs: Light for Health, Light for Energy and Light for Information.
ICFO’s patent portfolio includes innovations in microscopy and optical manipulation, plasmonics nanophotonic
devices, solar cells, ultrathin film technology, compact sensors for use in hostile environments, and advanced laser technology, to name but a few.
The KTT Team advises ICFO researchers in IP related matters, manages the patent application and granting processes, and explores product and
market opportunities to extract the maximum value from ICFO’s IP portfolio.
ICFO is also very proactive in fostering entrepreneurial activities and spin-off creation.
The center participates in incubator activities and seeks to attract venture capital investment.