Information to researchers

Inven2 comprises 24 competent employees with broad areas of expertise, who together will assist you as a researcher to commercialise your invention or idea. We would like to talk to you as early as possible in the innovation process.

Below, we have outlined the process of what happens from when you register your invention with Inven2 until it is licensed to a commercial player to develop the invention into a product or service. A commercial player can be a start-up business or an established industry.

Who owns what?

Inven2’s mandate is to commercialise the inventions of the staff at the University of Oslo and the health trusts under the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority.

Who gets what?

In the event of commercialisation, the University of Oslo and the health trusts under the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority will give a third of all net income to the employee, a third to the employer and a third to Inven2.

Evaluation of your invention

When you submit an invention, a DOFI, Inven2 puts together a dedicated team to evaluate the invention’s commercial potential.

The road ahead for your idea

After establishing the commercialisation project, Inven2 prepares a development plan for the invention in consultation with you. The plan includes research and development, and activities relating to marketing and rights protection.

Licence agreement or company

Commercialisation of the invention takes place either in the form of a licence agreement with an established industry or by establishing a new company.

More about establishing a company

The company will normally be established by Inven2, but can also be established by the inventor. Let us have a closer look at the two possibilities:

We assist with patenting

When you have discovered something new through your research that you believe may have commercial potential, Inven2 is here to help you. Patenting could be one way to protect your invention.

Lawyers facilitate good deals

Inven2’s lawyers have extended experience from the research and commercialisation sector and assist in negotiations and agreements relating to the commercialisation of your invention.

Information to managers

Encouraging managers are an important factor when it comes to encouraging employees to contribute to innovation. This is reported by researchers and clinicians from the University of Oslo and the health trust under the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority.