Project for The Ark: Detecting Ideas for a Technology Transfer (Valorisation, Commercialisation)

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Introduction
CSID was contracted by The Ark to find ideas for exploiting a technology developed by The Idiap Research Institute.
The invented technology is related to the realm of language recognition.

Objectif
CSID had to find ideas how and where to apply and commercialize that specific technology, that is to think about technology transfer (valorisation, commercialization).

Criteria
The list of ideas to find should be exhaustive – no opportunity should be missed – and the ideas should be pertinent.

Result
39 ideas were detected.
Each idea is described by the precise situation, the users and beneficiaries, the medium, the form of integration and several others parameters of the field of application.

Evaluation
1. The client misses less opportunities because CSID found several ideas the client would never have found.
2. The client is able to identify and approach more easily companies and institutions to verify their needs related to the invented technology.

Client
The Ark is the foundation for innovation in Valais, Switzerland. The Ark allows the hatching, the growth and the development of companies in the canton of Valais.
(Idiap in Martigny is an independent, non-profit research foundation specializing in multimedia information management and in multi-modal man-machine interaction.)

The contacts were Jerome Salamin, CimArk, Sion, and Stephane Rey, ideark, Martigny.
Both had already answered to our survey on the percentage of carried out ideas in 2009. Watch their answers here: Jerome Salamin; Stephane Rey.

PS.
CSID has developed and tested – of our own initiative – the tool prototype for finding ideas for technology transfers. We will present the prototype of this conceptual tool very soon.

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