PatentScouts have been active within the universities of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia as their employees since 2008 in order to promote and strengthen the universities’ inventions and patent-oriented structures and processes.
As part of the Science-to-Business transfer strategy of the state’s Department of Innovation, Science and Research, PatentScouts are mandated to promote the patent activities of university scientists. Scientists are therefore able to rely on the expertise of PatentScouts in relation to information and initial consultancy as well as the identification and assessment of patent-relevant research results. These activities are complemented by Inventor Consultations conducted at universities.
PROvendis cooperates closely with all PatentScouts of North Rhine-Westphalia and transfer bodies at universities in order to accelerate technology transfer.