Our foremost concern is to ensure that research results are put to practical use on the market. This technology transfer may be accelerated by establishing new enterprises based on DLR technologies. Such start-ups are in a position to concentrate on their business and respond flexibly to market requirements.
We support founders of enterprises in developing their business plans and formulating their contracts regulating cooperation with DLR facilities. This enables young companies to develop within the framework of an existing scientific infrastructure and to maintain a lively exchange with the DLR's facilities.
To improve their competitive situation, such companies may acquire licences to use the DLR's knowhow as well as its industrial property rights. In addition, they may use our facilities and equipment until their business situation has developed sufficiently to permit investments of their own, allowing them to reach complete independence in the end.