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The Technology Transfer Office of the Freiburg University (ZFT) is the interface between the university medical centre and the university of Freiburg and the economy.

Our responsibility is to make the results of the research of the university medical centre and the university of Freiburg available and are interested in an active partnership with the companies.

We have more than 20 years experience. Our staff covers the areas of Natural sciences, engineering, law, business management and also humanities from. Occasionally we can rely on our external consultants. 

We are organized into the following departments or organisation units:


Patent OfficeContract OfficeFounders Office
  • Central contact for all service inventions
    at the University of Freiburg, on a case-by-case basis also for the University Hospital Freiburg


Consulting services

  • R&D contracts with industry 
  • Forms of agreements and contracts
  • Rights in the intellectual property
Contracts with industrial partners (studies not related to human beings)
  • Research cooperation
  • R&D contracts
  • Material transfer agreement (MTA)
  • Confidentiality disclosure arrangement (CDA)
  • Business start-ups
  • Corporate planning incl. business plans
  • Business simulation
  • Renting of university resources (rooms, machines)
  • Funding opportunities 
  • Events like founders regulars' table 
  • Gründerkolleg und Trainings GmbH
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