Develop your idea with UU Innovation!
Make your research matter more - this is how UU Innovation can help
Are you curious about how your research can contribute to innovative solutions that benefit people and society? We certainly are, and we hope you are too!
Spotting results with potential and devising a strategy for their utilisation can add value to your research, propelling it even further. Regardless of the nature of your research findings, UU Innovation is here to support you every step of the way, from exploring their potential to bringing them to life in practical applications. We bridge the gap between your research and real-world impact.
Let's explore the endless possibilities together! To get started, all you have to do is reach out.
We welcome you to join our credit-bearing course Strategic management of research results that we run twice a year. The course is open to PhD students and researchers in all disciplines. It's a golden opportunity to broaden your horizons and become better equipped to strengthen the value of your research findings.
Identify your idea
Your research forms the natural starting point for our discussion. We help you spot your unique strengths and the potential value and impact they could have for others.
What innovative ideas can be found in your research?
How can your results be put to use? Which of your research results have the potential to solve a problem in a new way? With a greater understanding of what you actually create in your research, it's easier to think strategically about both its utilisation and your continued research. Try UU Innovation’s self-assessment tool. In minutes it will give you a first glimpse of the golden nuggets among your research results. From there, we'll help you further explore the possibilities for idea development.
Evaluate your idea
Together, we assess the idea that is beginning to take shape and explore if it is viable. Here many aspects are weighed: the novelty, potential applications, beneficiaries, intellectual property protection, and not least your motivations.
Idea development in group setting
Would you like to explore the innovative potential of your idea alongside others? Now, UU Innovation can offer a programme where, over four breakfast seminars, you get to work on your idea, learn more about idea development, and connect with fellow researchers who share your curiosity about research-based innovation. You don't need prior experience in idea development—we'll take the first steps together. Learn more and apply to the Idea Exploration Programme.
Develop your idea
Once the most essential questions have been answered and there is a basis for a value proposition, our focus shifts to drawing up strategies for how to protect, validate and package your idea. We examine funding opportunities, help you make the right contacts and look into team development.
Once you have started to develop your idea you will have the opportunity to apply for our mentor programme.
Contact UU Innovation
There are no special requirements needed to get our support. It’s free, confidential and available to everyone at Uppsala University.
We’d love to hear about your idea or what you need to get started with creating value from your research. Get in touch and we'll book a meeting.
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org