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 three fiscal years.

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
ICP 5 4 3
Contract research project agreements signed 31 31 43
Licensing agreements signed 17 25 26
Patent assignments 0 N/A N/A
Total 53 60 72
*Some licensing agreements comprise contract research services provided by ASTRI
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