UCLB signs MoU with University of Tartu  

22 November 2013

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between UCLB and the University of Tartu. The joint agreement will be of mutual benefit and enable greater collaboration between the two universities and their technology transfer companies.

The MoU will see the technology transfer offices from both UCL and the University of Tartu work together to exploit intellectual property and relevant patents, held by both institutions.

Commenting on the announcement Cengiz Tarhan, Managing Director of UCLB said, “This is an important collaboration for UCLB and we look forward to working with the University of Tartu to help promote UCL’s research and technologies in Estonia, whilst UCLB will work to promote Tartu technologies within the UK and across Europe.

Erik Puura, Vice Rector for Development of the University of Tartu said, “For us, the collaboration with UCLB means that we have a direct link to the region, where many of the World’s top universities are located. We have identified UCLB as one of the few most competent and competitive technology transfer organisations in the UK. I personally like the mission of UCLB – acting for the benefit of humankind in its widest sense. I hope we will have some fast advances in the close future.

About UCLB
UCLB is a leading technology transfer company that supports and commercialises research and innovations arising from UCL, one of the UK’s top research-led universities. UCLB has a successful track record and a strong reputation for identifying and protecting promising new technologies and innovations from UCL academics. UCLB has a strong track record in commercialising medical technologies and provides technology transfer services to UCL’s associated hospitals; University College London Hospitals, Moorfields Eye Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the Royal Free London Hospital. It invests directly in development projects to maximise the potential of the research and manages the commercialisation process of technologies from laboratory to market. UCLB supports UCL’s Grand Challenges of increasing UCL’s positive impact on and contribution to Global Health, Sustainable Cities, Intercultural Interaction and Human Wellbeing.

For further information, please visit: www.uclb.com

About The University of Tartu
The University of Tartu (UT) is a world class research university; the only university in the Baltic countries among the top 3% of the best universities in the world and among the top 1% of the most cited research institutions in ten scientific areas.

The researchers at UT have patented numerous inventions of practical application, such as a glass of changing transparency, a sensor for detecting mastitis in cows’ milk and a linked manipulator operating as an actuator in artificial muscles.

In 2012 UT entered into cooperation agreements with 75 new companies in the amount of 2.4 million euros.

UT cooperates with international enterprises like ImmunoQure GmbH, Nordkalk Corporation, Pfizer Inc, Jordan Oil Shale Energy Co, Borkraft Ltd etc.

For further information, please visit: http://www.ut.ee/en