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Technology Licensing Office

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SKKU’s Technology Licensing Office (TLO) systematically distributes the top technologies owned by the university to businesses and enterprises that are in need and offers timely and necessary support to guarantee successful commercialization of transferred technologies.

University Technology Licensing Office Capability Strengthening Project

To promote vitalization of regional economies through technology transfer and commercialization with the use of technologies and human resources held by universities, the National Research Foundation of Korea under the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning has been carrying out the University Technology Licensing Office(TCO) Capability Strengthening Project. SKKU was recognized for its outstanding TCO management and has been selected as an Outstanding Class-A Institution for three consecutive years (2012~2014).

Technology Management Procedure

Technology Management Procedure

Technology Development

Invention Report Submission (patent application)

Invention Report Submission (patent application)
- Understanding of the technology to be transferred
- Content and use of technology
- Technology transfer conditions, mode of transfer, countries when the technology is transferred to
Evaluation of the technology to be transferred
- Technology Evaluation
- Marketability Evaluation
- Profitability/Economic Value Evaluation

Technology Marketing

Search for businesses in need of technology
- Utilization of the University-Industry Cooperation Center’s company database
- Utilization of the company databases of domestic organizations
- PR via Internet and newspapers
- Utilization of technology-specialized agencies
Selection of technology transfer candidates
- Examination of technology profitability
- Examination of technology transfer conditions, mode of transfer, transfer ability, etc.
Technology Transfer Consultation
- Final confirmation on the suitability of the candidate for the technology to be transferred.
- Negotiations on the mode of transfer, terms and conditions, fees, method of payment and etc.

Technology Transfer Agreement

Write up a letter of intent, confidentiality agreement, etc.
- Final review of technology details
- Mutual visits, materialization of agreement terms and conditions
-Preparation for the conclusion of agreement
Conclusion of Technology Transfer Agreement
- Specification of the mode of transfer, fees, agreement terms and conditions, etc
- Signing of agreement
Technology Transfer Ex Post Facto Management
- Management of running royalty
- Search and introduction of technology commercialization funds
- Advisory support for patents and technologies
- Mediation support for patent disputes