Range of services

For Scientists

As an inventor, we accompany you through the entire innovation process, from the creation of your idea, through the evaluation of your invention, through the patent procedure, to the exploitation of your technology. In doing so, we work alongside you and help you to transfer your innovation in the best possible way, either through our experts or through our extensive network.

It should be emphasized that universities fall under the scope of application of the Employee Inventions Act (ArbnErfG), which has laid down special regulations for university inventions in Section 42 ArbnErfG. It is particularly worth mentioning that for inventions made at a university, the inventor's remuneration must amount to 30 percent of all exploitation revenues. If you would like more information on the ArbnErfG or have further questions, please contact us at any time!

Would you like to get a first impression of exactly which promising technologies from Heidelberg University we currently offer in our invention and patent portfolio?

In addition to our participation in partnering fairs, we also present a selection of the technologies at IN-PART.

IN-PART is one of the leading matchmaking platforms for academic institutions and industrial companies.

You are welcome to get an impression of our diverse invention and patent portfolio on the profile of Heidelberg University.

  • Invention Management
    Invention Management

    SVH's range of services initially includes invention management, i.e. the evaluation of individual technologies, which involves checking whether the inventions are "new, based on an inventive step and commercially applicable" in accordance with Section 1 of the Patent Act (PatG).

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  • Patent Consulting
    Patent Consulting

    The innovation is the basis of a transfer object, which is often at a very early stage of development, so that the actual market potential can often not be clearly identified or analysed. Patents can be helpful here as a decisive success factor for the progress of an idea, as they create a protective framework for the further development of innovations, especially in the case of research results that are not yet fully deeloped.

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  • Exploitation options
    Exploitation options

    Innovations and technical progress play a decisive role for a well-functioning and growing national economy. They provide impetus and direction for solving societal problems and serve as a direct asset for differentiation in the increasingly fast-paced international competition. With their basic research, universities make an enormously important contribution to this process, but these findings remain inaccessible to society without further development into a product and thus without efficient transfer. The most common forms of transfer, in terms of economic and practical relevance, are third-party funded research, exploitation through the sale of patents and the establishment of new businesses in the form of spin-offs.

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