An antibacterial system to prevent the risk of infection associated with implants
The University of Fribourg wishes to actively encourage, promote and support the revalorisation of research results.
To this end, the Technology and Knowledge Transfer - Industrial Relations (KTT-IR) service is made available to researchers wishing to collaborate with industry.
Our skills and services include:
All matters relating to intellectual property are the responsibility of the KTT-IR service.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) defines the term "intellectual property" as the designation of intellectual works: inventions, literary and artistic works and emblems, names and images used in trade.
Inventions made by the University's collaborators belong to the University.
Fair compensation shall be paid to the author of the invention if the exploitation of the invention generates profits. (Art. 10c of the University Act).
According to Art. 5 para. 1 of the Directive on Inventions, Intellectual Property Protection, Patents and Industrial Relations in the Field of Research, a patent is a title which has as its purpose the protection of an invention and which grants its holder the exclusive right to create, sell or market a product. The patent itself can be sold or licensed.
Mentioned in Art. 5 para. 2 of the Directive on inventions, intellectual property protection, patents and industrial relations in the field of research, the three cumulative legal conditions are as follows:
University employees who wish to collaborate with industries in addition to their professional activities must check the conditions for carrying out an ancillary activity in the Directive of the same name.
It should be noted that KTT-IR advises UNIFR staff only in the context of their professional activities as staff members. If in doubt, contact the KTT-IR service.
The KTT-IR provides the various types of contracts according to the scope of the services, the rights and obligations of the parties and the means made available. These are mainly the following contracts:
The KTT-IR service also provides a model research contract for Innossuisse projects.
The Rector only. In the event of delegation, the Vice-Rector responsible for research (Art. 21 para. 4 of the Directive on inventions, the protection of intellectual property, patents and industrial relations in the field of research) may be required to sign contracts not exceeding CHF 50,000.
Exception: the professor may himself or herself sign a confidentiality agreement, with the agreement of the KTT-IR service (Art. 11 para. 2 of the Directive on inventions, protection of intellectual property, patents and industrial relations in the field of research).
The amount depends on the type of contract and is set out in Art. 10 para. 1 of the Directive on inventions, protection of intellectual property, patents and industrial relations in the field of research.
Overheads cover indirect costs, i.e. infrastructure and management costs related to projects. These are mandatory and are collected by the University.
The distribution of royalties is regulated in Art. 8 para. 7 of the Directive on inventions, intellectual property protection, patents and industrial relations in the field of research.
NB: If the author of the invention transfers his share (33.3%) to the unit to which he belongs, the University also undertakes to transfer two-thirds of his share. In this way, the unit receives a total of 88.8% of the royalties.
he Director - Executive Director - level.
VAT is mandatory in most cases. It is levied if all the intellectual property is transferred to third parties at the end of a contract (Art. 10 para. 3 of the Directive on inventions, protection of intellectual property, patents and industrial relations in the field of research).
Please consult the KTT-IR service to find out the VAT rate applicable to your project.
The teacher in collaboration with the Director - Administrative Director -ive.