Yissum, the Technology Transfer Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is charged with providing technology transfer services
to the University and is responsible for the practical application of university-owned intellectual property. Prominent faculty members, researchers and students have contributed to innumerable innovations, with more than 480 licenses obtained by Yissum over the past 40 years, and over 1,600 patent families generating nearly $1billion in sales. Technology transfer of university-researched intellectual property is both profitable for the university and beneficial to all those using the new products in numerous fields.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is the leading research and educational institution in Israel, Nearly one third of all research in the country is conducted by its researchers. Yissum’s exclusive access to the intellectual property of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem enables the company to offer technology transfer services in many fields, ranging from medicine and pharmaceuticals to computer science and homeland security. Yissum is thus able to accomplish the technology transfer of university
innovations, and deals with the continuous stream of highly marketable discoveries.
Technology transfer of university-generated intellectual property is Yissum’s job. Optimization of the transfer of knowledge is essential to the successful application of scientific research, which is then directed into various commercial frameworks, whether incubators, spin-off companies, or independent projects. Yissum’s objective is to identify the proper market for each invention developed at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and optimize its marketing. Technology transfer services take the best of academia and bring it to the business world, backed up by marketing and commercial experts. Yissum is one of the world’s most successful technology transfer services provider because it approaches science as a business. Based on the core competencies of its professionals, Yissum uses the skills and experience of its staff of experts and consultants to commercialize the intellectual property developed at the university, facilitating the technology transfer of university discoveries into the local and global marketplace.