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Research that changes the world

Transforming your research into products and services that benefit society.

This is how we collaborate with our researchers

The entire process is free.

Idea Presentation
Can your research results or your good idea make a difference? We would very much like to hear from you. You can either start by sending us your idea (by email or DOFI form) or contacting us directly for an informal chat.
Idea Assessment
After you have presented your idea, we launch an assessment process. During the process, we look at uniqueness, prerequisites, marketing potential, possible competition, and commercial potential. If your idea meets these requirements, then it will move on to the project phase.
Project Phase
In this phase, we create a project plan and take appropriate action to bring your idea to the market. This may involve working with rights (patenting/trademark), conducting R&D activities, providing funding, creating prototypes, identifying partners, and developing a commercial strategy.
Commercialization Phase
During this phase, your product or service is ready to be launched. This can either happen by licensing it to an existing business, or by starting a new company responsible for further production, marketing, and sales.

Can your research results or your good idea make a difference?

Fill in the default enrolment form for new ideas (DOFI) and email it to UiT and/or UNN. Norinnova AS has the commercialisation responsibility for UiT and UNN, and must be put on copy. Use the following addresses:

UNN employees:
UiT employees:
Norinnova : dofi @ norinnova .no

If there is more than one inventor, you must also complete an Inventors Contribution Agreement. Download the form here.

Contact us if you have any questions!

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For more than 25 years, Norinnova has worked closely with researchers and leading research communities in Northern Norway to harness the power of innovation in the north. This collaboration has contributed to the creation of brand-new businesses and has reinforced existing companies through new products and services.

We are proud to be one of Northern Norway's most experienced competence communities in the field of research commercialization..

We are here for you in your role as a researcher, in order for you to realize your ideas and generate additional value from your work. We secure your rights, help provide funding, investigate market potential, find relevant partners, and help you get your product or service to the market.

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