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Intellectual Property Rights - We promote inventive talent

Whether it is about initial assessments, patent searches, utilization or assistance in patent registration, our department of Research and Knowledge Transfer offers individual and comprehensive consultation at the same time.

Knowledge is valuable and requires special protection
As a university strong in research and innovation, we are particularly proud of the inventive potential shown by our scientists. Therefore, inventors are supported technically as well as financially and are adequately remunerated in case the exploitation of the invention is successful.

Strong in research consortium
Since 2008, the TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences has been a member of the patent licensing agency PROvendis GmbH. PROvendis is one of the largest European service providers in the field of technology transfer and IP management for universities in North Rhine-Westphalia and other research institutions since 2002. (source: