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What We Offer

 

SOVAR offers to researchers and to its partners, without charge:

Expertise

  • An experienced team that has mastered the process of evaluating the commercial potential of a new technology
  • Specific expertise in intellectual property (IP) protection and management
  • Experience in structuring a realistic technology development project and in evaluating funding requirements
  • Knowledge and skill in defining the terms for the transfer of exploitation rights of technologies developed

 

Support

  • Thorough project management and follow-up processes constantly focussed on the commercial outcome of results
  • Support in seeking out public and private sources of funding
  • Coaching in the creation and initial organization of spin-offs
  • Guidance for researchers in need of accessible management experience
  • Support to ensure that researchers receive fair economic benefits

 

Resources and financial leverage

  • Thorough knowledge of government funding programs and other sources of funding
  • Flexibility in supporting expenses for the experimental development of new technology
  • Funding to leverage additional resources to support preliminary steps of demonstration and move the technology towards pre-commercial applications. Except for certain cases, this funding takes the form of reimbursable loans
  • Large network of active partners and investors