Technology Transfer & Commercialisation

Technology Transfer & Commercialisation

Technology transfer is the process of transferring scientific findings or technologies developed at ASTRI to the industries for the purpose of further development and/or commercialisation. It can be done through technology licensing, contract services, Industry Collaborative Project and other legal means.

The process typically includes:

  • Identifying new technologies
  • Protecting technologies through intellectual property rights (e.g. patents and copyrights)
  • Utilizing various development and commercialisation means such as licensing to enable technology transfer to private sector companies


The following table shows the number of technology transfers to different industries through various channels in the past four fiscal years.

  1. Patent assignment item shows that only 1 assignment took place in FY13-14. Other years show that patent assignment as N/A or 0. Please consider using either N/A or 0 for other years for consistency reasons.
  2. The table shows data from FY13-14 to FY16-17. I noted that other statistics shown in the Tech Transfer & Commercialisation section cover data from FY13-14 to FY17-18. You may consider covering data up to FY17-18 on this page (consistent with other sections).
2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
ICP 3 2 5 4
Contract research project agreements signed 60 46 31 31
Licensing agreements signed 24 32 17* 25
Patent assignments 1 N/A 0 N/A
Total 88 80 53 60
*Some licensing agreements comprise contract research services provided by ASTRI
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