Technology Transfer Office

Technology transfer is one of Idiap’s three core missions, alongside fundamental research and education.

The Technology Transfer Office's team is composed of the technology transfer officer and the legal advisor. They are your privileged contacts for any tech transfer related matter.

The technology transfer officer

  • is the contact point for companies interested in collaborating with Idiap,
  • presents Idiap and its activities to companies or institutions,
  • helps both researchers and companies for preparing industrial projects like for instance Innosuisse and The Ark projects,
  • manages Idiap’s patenting activities,
  • drafts and negotiates contracts with industrial, partners (research agreement for Innosuisse projects, service agreement, non-disclosure agreement, license agreement, etc.),
  • deals with intellectual property issues in close collaboration with the legal advisor,
  • helps Idiap’s spinoffs and startups to benefit from Idiap’s technologies,
  • and is in charge of the industrial relations in the scope of the Master AI.

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The legal advisor

  • drafts and negotiates contracts with industrial, academic or institutional partners (research agreement, research agreement for Innosuisse projects, service agreement, non-disclosure agreement, license agreement, etc.),
  • manages the legal aspect of European projects (consortium agreement, etc.),
  • provides legal advice and assistance in various areas, particularly in data protection,
  • prepares/implements internal data protection policies, guidelines and procedures to address key requirements under Federal Act on Data Protection and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in collaboration with data managers,
  • deals with intellectual property issues in close collaboration with the transfer technology officer,
  • participates in the implementation of an internal Ethics Committee,
  • undertakes a follow-up of the relationships between the startup/spinoff and Idiap,
  • and assists in handling Human Resources issues (employment contract, regulation staff, internal guidelines, etc.).

Current Office Members

DUMOULIN, Joel
(Technology Transfer Officer)
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Former Office Members

  • CALABRETTA, Sergio
  • MONAY, Florent
  • RODRIGUEZ, Yann
  • SALAMIN, Hugues (Eric)