DLR's origins go back more than 100 years. Since that time, our world has changed extensively. Curiosity, inventiveness, and creativity have spawned a succession of trends, products, and developments. Many important discoveries, investigations, and innovations have been closely associated with DLR's work. On average, DLR produces about 200 inventions and corresponding property right applications each year. This leads to a regular stock of about 3,800 property rights in more than 1,000 patent families.
Innovation2gether – DLR-Institute und Kooperationspartner aus der Wirtschaft gestalten gemeinsam Innovationen.
As a point of contact for innovative companies of all sizes, DLR Technology Marketing acts as a bridge between research and industry, between product ideas, innovation and the market. DLR Technology Marketing supports and accompanies the process from idea to successful market launch and provides targeted support for further development of product-oriented technologies. To strengthen technology transfer, DLR makes targeted investments in innovation projects. These projects are carried out with both commercial enterprises, particularly SMEs, and other research institutions. Through cooperation with DLR, companies benefit from access to unique expertise and technologies, and thus have the opportunity to secure competitive advantages in product development speed and the licensing of intellectual property rights.
In addition, DLR supports its spin-offs in areas such as business model development and the search for market-relevant applications. In selected cases, participation under company law and co-investment are possible.