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We bring our knowledge to society: Helmholtz researchers cooperate with industry, found companies and license inventions. We also make our unique research facilities available to external experts.

The results of these activities:

  • Each year, we launch about 2,000 collaborative projects with companies
  • These collaborations generate annual revenues of 150 million euros
  • We apply for around 400 industrial property rights and patents each year
  • We already hold a total of 13,000 property rights
  • Every year we conclude around 1,400 new license, option and transfer agreements
  • Around 20 new high-tech spin-offs are founded each year

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