Intellectual property rights
17.12.20: From 1 January there is a new policy, and this page will soon be updated.
Intellectual property rights generated as a result of the use of NTNU resources shall as a rule be owned by NTNU. Our partners should have the experience that they have the right to have commercial gain from their own operations. Sensitive information must be handled properly and professionally by NTNU employees and students. At the same time, NTNU policies must ensure the academic freedom of the university and its researchers.
Norsk versjon - Immaterielle rettigheter - IPR
In accordance with the European University Association recommendations, intellectual rights generated by NTNU resources shall as a rule be owned by NTNU.
To ensure as broad an application as possible of the results of the university's research, trade and industry and work partners are giventhe right to use NTNU ideas and inventions mainly through licensing.
Practical tips for innovation projects #
In "Guidelines for innovation (pdf)" (in Norwegian) (revised version will be available at the turn of the year 2019) you can find advice for individuals and groups regarding:
- Patentable inventions
- Externally financed research
- Cooperation with SINTEF
- Combined positions
- Use of premises and infrastructure
- Conflict of interests
Guidelines from the Research Council of Norway #
- Collective rights policy for Norwegian universities (PDF), (in Norwegian)
- Main principles of the Research Councils IPR policy (PDF), (in Norwegian)
- NTNU Technology Transfer for questions and help relating to commercialization.
- Division for Governance and Management System's legal professionals for help on IPR (In Norwegian)
- Intellectual rights are managed by the different NTNU faculties.