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Mediating between science and business

German research is producing a wealth of results with the potential to change lives, including new approaches to treating cancer, environmentally friendly ways of handling toxic waste and innovative catalytic techniques. We work closely with public research facilities and clinics to tap this potential by identifying promising results, obtaining patent protection, and turning pure science into applied technology. Each year, we handle on average about 100 patent applications for our partners, accompany around 70 patent applications and negotiate some 80 revenue-generating cooperation and licensing agreements with industry. In addition, we guide and support start-ups on the road to independence. All this helps create innovative products as well as jobs in growth sectors.

Benefiting research

As a wholly owned subsidiary of the LifeScience Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Research, we act on behalf of inventors, their institutes and the general public. The proceeds from commercialization and other revenues generated by Ascenion are reinvested in publicly funded research. 

Exclusive partner to leading life-science institutes

Ascenion is exclusive technology transfer partner to numerous research institutes of the Helmholtz and Leibniz Associations, the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Hannover Medical School and associated organizations for translational research.