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About us

MBM ScienceBridge GmbH evaluates, protects and commercializes inventions of higher education institutions and research facilities. It was founded as a private company and wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Göttingen Public Law Foundation in 2004.

We see our mission in the motivation of scientists to also look at their own research results from the perspective of an economically relevant invention and to report such to the employer as an employee invention.

In the case of promising inventions, we coordinate the application for an intellectual property right with external patent lawyers who are specialised in the relevant field

We subsequently present such inventions worldwide to companies in order to identify partners who are interested in developing the invention into a product and placing the product onto the market

How are inventions within our network of universities and research institutions handled?

The contact persons for invention disclosure forms („Erfindungsmeldungen“) are the patent managers of MBM ScienceBridge GmbH.

Please send your filled out invention disclosure form, preferably after prior consultation with the MBM Science Bridge GmbH, to your university/research institution. Inventors of the Georg-August-University should send their invention disclosure form directly to MBM Science Bridge GmbH. For details, please refer to the terms in the invention disclosure forms of your university/research institutions. After MBM ScienceBridge GmbH receives your invention disclosure, we check if it is complete. We then evaluate areas of application and possibilities of commercial exploitation for the invention. After assessing market potentials we also evaluate if the invention is really new and inventive and how likely it will result in a granted patent. Based on these results the university/research institution will decide if it claims the invention.

After claiming the invention a patent attorney will be instructed with the preparation of the patent application. For this your help is required, since you contribute the technical and scientific know-how. We will discuss the draft of the patent application with you, so that all scientific, commercial and legal aspects are covered in the final patent text. The patent attorney will then submit the patent application to the relevant patent office and will also monitor deadlines for an expansion of the patent to other countries.

In parallel, we work together with you in order to create material that can be used to contact companies. After conclusion of non disclosure agreements we will present more detailed information to interested companies and potentially facilitate a license agreement.

If your university/research institution is not interested in a patent application it will release the invention. In this case you are free to apply for a patent for this free invention at your own expense.

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Our Partners

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Universitätsmedizin Göttingen Universität Hildesheim
Leuphana Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover
IFNANO Hochschule Hannover TransferAllianz
TU Clausthal Ostfalia Measurement Valley
 Laser Zentrum Hannover Gino  


Looking for innovation

MBM ScienceBridge GmbH supports scientists, evaluates inventions, oversees applications for intellectual property rights and out-licenses patents of universities and research institutions in Göttingen and Lower Saxony.

Our company evaluates, protects and commercializes inventions of higher education institutions and research facilities. It was founded as a private company and wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Göttingen, Public Law Foundation, in 2004.

Office of MBM ScienceBridge GmbH:
You can find the office of the MBM ScienceBridge GmbH at Hans-Adolf-Krebs-Weg 1, 37077 Göttingen on the northern campus of the Georg-August-University Göttingen.

A subsidiary of

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen