Technology Offers & Patents

Technology Offers & Patents

Research at Wageningen University & Research regularly leads to new knowledge and technological developments that can make a significant contribution to society's innovative capacity. Findings that, when applied in practice, can have an economic and societal impact.

In order to promote further development and (commercial) use, we patent our knowledge and findings (partially). In this way, we enable companies and organisations to utilise our knowledge to develop new products, processes or services that can make a difference for society.

Our offer to companies and organisations

For the active use and further development of our knowledge into innovations, we offer various possibilities to potential partners. We have described some of our available technologies in more detail below. Do you see opportunities for your company or organisation in collaboration, investment or licensing? Please contact us, we will be happy to discuss them with you.

For a complete overview of our patents, please visit our database 'WUR Patent portfolio'.

Information on intellectual property rights (IPR) for students

For entrepreneurial students and recent graduates WUR offers information on starting a business, incubator facilities and an extensive network of experts and research institutes to work together on an idea or concept.

These ideas and concepts can provide inspiration for a startup. But who owns the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)? Intellectual property rights are regulated by law. It is important to make timely agreements about this.   

The way IPR are regulated by law has now been clarified for students. Check what action you must take and make use of the facilities offered by your university or university medical centre.

  1. Before you start your internship or research project, check your IPR position: what is laid down in your contract?
  2. Read the IPR guideline for students
  3. Conclude clear agreements and record them in writing.

The IPR rules that apply to academic start-ups are laid down in the IPR guideline. These have now been clarified for students in the Addendum to the IPR guideline for students.

If you have any further questions about IPR, consult

Selection of our Technology Offers: