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Organisation available for the Professional Exchange Call: 1 (Feb 2013 - Apr 2013)

Type of organisation: TTO, Private Company, 100% Subsidiary of foundation


Recommended stay period: 4-6 weeks


Areas of expertise looked for:
TTo structure and management, Patenting/IPR management, Licensing, Spin-offs creation, Policy development, Investment analysis, Asset selection, Technology assessment, Marketing Tool (web, conferences)

Ascenion GmbH is an IP asset management company focused on the life sciences. Ascenion advises and supports public research institutions with regard to the protection and exploitation of their intellectual property (patents, knowledge, materials), and initiates and mediates license agreements between research institutions and industry. The company places particular emphasis on coaching company founders and on active equity management. Ascenion was founded in 2001 as a 100% subsidiary of the Life-Science Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Research and has since acquired 24 research institutes in the Helmholtz and Leibniz Associations, together with the Hannover Medical School and the research institute Twincore as exclusive partners. Ascenion currently markets more than 750 technologies on behalf of these institutes and closes an average of about 80 agreements between research and industry per year. The team has also coached numerous spin-offs through their foundation and early growth, and Ascenion holds equity in 25 of these companies. Ascenion’s headquarters are in Munich, with further offices in Berlin, Braunschweig, Hamburg, Hannover and Neuherberg.  

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for 
research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 305128
  ENTENTE is supported by the European Commission and coordinated by Inserm-Transfert SA