When it comes to the exploitation of research results, IIT greatly invests in providing specialised technological services and products to the wider public as well as companies in the domains of data analytics, document image analysis and antenna characterization measurements amongst others. A comprehensive list is available below:
Antenna characterization measurements: provision of specialized technological services related to antenna design, prototyping and antenna characterization measurements. Measurements take place in the RF shielded Anechoic Chamber of the Institute. These services are directed both to the academic/research area and the market activated in the design, development, test and support of all types of wireless networks (mobile telephony, radio, WiFi, etc.).
In February 2020, the NCSR Demokritos’ Board of Directors issued the Internal Regulatory Framework on Research Exploitation so that the scientific and technological progress taking place in NCSR Demokritos’ research laboratories can reach society and positively affect the economy. This was an important step towards organising, at an institutional level, the commercial and business exploitation of its Researchers’ achievements.
The Board’s decision regulated, for the first time in entirety and full range, the processes through which Demokritos will support Researchers in patenting, collaboration with Industry and establishment of spin-off companies.
Critical issues of commercial/ business exploitation of research are finally regulated in the new internal Regulation, but the Regulatory Decision introduces the necessary regulations so as to set up a clear and safe internal framework of rules and procedures for Researchers carrying out actions towards the exploitation of their research. These regulations will be tested in practice and, where required, will be improved, so that the new Internal Regulation regulates more effectively all those issues.
More specifically, the 2020 Regulatory Framework regulates critical issues regarding:
(a) patents and intellectual property,
(b) business contracts (for research commercialization) and
(c) establishment of spin- off companies.
(d) the method of financing research exploitation is defined and
(e) regulation of conflicts of interest is introduced.
The Regulatory Framework introduces clear internal procedures and obligations for Demokritos’ departments to provide the necessary support to Researchers, so that they meet the specific needs of research exploitation.