Knowledge Transfer Office

The Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) is a Skoltech office responsible for providing IP protection, management and commercialization services for Skoltech inventions and technologies on the basis of approved principles and global best practices.

Knowledge Transfer Office Role

kto_about_1The KTO is responsible for providing identification, analysis, protection and licensing services for Skoltech intellectual property. The KTO facilitates the real-world impact by assisting the authors (inventors) to take the steps needed to commercialize their research results.

Mission

The mission of the KTO@Skoltech is to advance science and have a beneficial effect on society  by moving the benefits of the Skoltech research through the technology transfer process, consistent with rigorous academic and ethical standards, faculty and student welfare, and freedom of research.

There is a wide range of services which KTO@Skoltech will provide to Skoltech faculty, postdocs and students as well as the wider community.

  • Recognize discoveries created at Skoltech
  • Protect technologies through patents and copyrights
  • Assist in attracting industrial backing of research
  • Generate revenue for the Skoltech authors of results of intellectual activities (inventors) and for Skoltech itself
  • Provide job opportunities for Skoltech graduates
  • Make Skoltech a more interesting place to study and work
  • Contribute to economic development locally and nationally

The KTO team will apply its best efforts to create the world-class model of university technology licensing in Russia. The help and assistance of the overall Skoltech community will be of utmost importance in this process.