Our task is to add energy to the process from the very first moment so that ideas are kept alive and inventors receive the support they need. We are very careful not to drain energy from you as a researcher and then disappear. We will still be here tomorrow, and the day after, come rain or shine. We stay with you until everything is ready to go, sometimes even longer, several years if need be.
What do we mean by a new idea?
An idea can be a new product, a new process or a new service. It may also be a new application of a formerly recognized technology. If you are the first to think up a possible technical solution that is industrially applicable, you may even have an invention that can be patented
Example of a patentable invention from NTNU.
Example of a non-patentable invention from St.Olavs Hospital.
Who can bring us ideas?
All employees and students at NTNU, HiST and Central Norway Regional Health Authority.
On behalf of NTNU, HiST and Central Norway Regional Health Authority, TTO administers the ownership of employee inventions (pursuant to the Act respecting the right to employees' inventions). This entails that employees must report inventions to us.
Students have ownership of their ideas, and are therefore under no obligation to contact us. However, we are happy to contribute with our resources. Examples of ideas from students where TTO has contributed.
How do you submit an idea?
Click here to submit an idea.
You can send us e-mail, give us a call, or just ring our doorbell during business hours on
the third floor of chemistry building 1 at Gløshaugen.