Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences,
Department of Technology Transfer

Basic information

The Department of Technology Transfer (DTT) was founded in 2012 within the JCTT project. DTT’s vision is to provide continuous support of transfer of R&D results to the private sector. DTT’s mission is to initiate and implement long-term cooperation between the academic and private sectors, to provide legal protection for the Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences (BCAV), offer professional services to the scientists at BCAV and commercialize R&D results. The department provides mainly the following services:

  • Protection and administration of intellectual property at BCAV
  • Support of implementation of applied research projects
  • Complex administration of commercialization of R&D results at BCAV
  • Connecting research teams with the industry
  • Administrative and legal services for the researchers at BCAV

The Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences is a public research institution founded in 2006 by the Czech Academy of Sciences. It is an association of five originally independent institutes (Institute of Entomology, Hydrobiology, Parasitology, Plant Molecular Biology and Soil Biology) and a service centre providing administrative and technical services. Since 2016, the Biology Centre has been running the SoWa Research Infrastructure which focuses on complex research of soil and water ecosystems. Nowadays, the Biology Centre with its 600 employees is the largest institution of the Czech Academy of Sciences outside Prague. At the same time, it is one of the largest scientific institutions in Europe focusing on environmental research.

Administrative information

Full name: Department of Technology Transfer
Parent institution/s: Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Contact address: Branišovská 1160/31
370 05 České Budějovice
Member of since: 2017
Main Areas of Expertise: Biology and environmental biology
Molecular plant biology
Soil biology

Contact technology information

Name and surname: Petr Maršík