TechnoCenter at University of Maribor d.o.o. (SI)

Address:
Krekova ulica 2
SI-2000 Maribor
SLOVENIA

Contact:
Mr. Anton Habjanič, Ph.D
anton.habjanic@uni-mb.si
www.tehnocenter.uni-mb.si

TechnoCenter at University of Maribor was established in 2005 as a Technology Transfer Office. Its mission is to provide services for promoting and supporting technology and knowledge transfer, thus contributing to national and especially regional economic development. TechnoCenter actually works as an interface between university research area, industry, state and other persons and institutions concerned.

Main activities
Key activties can be divided into three sections:
• Technology transfer and commercialization of innovations.
• Professional and administrative support for different forms of research collaboration (contracts, grants, and other initiatives) between sides mentioned above.
• Development of business and research partnership between University and organizations from private or public sector (spin-off companies, licensing, etc.).
Supporting activities to the three main ones are:
• Marketing
• Prototype development
• Protection of intellectual property
• Establishment of spin-off companies
• Providing venture capital
• Organizing scientific conferences

Objectives
• transfer of knowledge and new technologies to industry
• greater diversity of research activities and increased support for research at faculties
• creating innovation culture
• protection and management of intellectual property
• connecting industry and public research organizations in order to achieve greater synergy

Fields of interest
• technology transfer, intellectual property management, innovation support, supporting regional development, supporting innovation culture at the University of Maribor.