GAPI-OTIC was set up to protect, promote and enhance UTAD’s research outcomes, fostering technological transparency and enterprising initiatives, and playing a proactive role in identifying technologies that can be economically leveraged, technologically screened, connected to the business world and supportive of the creation of technological start-ups.
The transfer of technology is an intellectual property transfer process (patents, copyright, know-how, etc.) from the laboratory to the market. This is a process that covers the full life cycle of a product, from the initial idea to product marketing and sale.
The process begins with the identification and protection of knowledge in the form of Intellectual Property, covering all the outputs of the activity of the human mind, and ends in its application by companies in the form of new processes and products made available to the market.