University of Oulu and Oulu University of Applied Sciences manage their IP in Greip®

University of Oulu contract expands – Oulu University of Applied Sciences manage their innovations in Greip®

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University of Oulu is an international science university which creates innovations for the future, well-being, and knowledge through research and forward-thinking education. Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk) introduces successful experts and well-being to the northern region, supporting the development of Oulu and Northern Finland with their research, development and innovation work.

Protecting and utilizing the results of said research has become increasingly important for the universities. With well-managed digital processes for identifying inventions and building patent portfolios, it is possible to build out-licensing opportunities and enable new businesses to take their technologies further.

In addition to the invention reports and patents, University of Oulu has utilized Greip® for years by managing related license agreements there as well as controlling of cohort material (https://www.oulu.fi/nfbc/).

As the two universities merged their internal services during 2020, Oamk has also started to use Greip®. Being at the same campus in Linnanmaa (Europe’s biggest campus) brings even more multidisciplinary activities and people together enabling opportunities for new ideas, inventions, and innovations.

Vice Rector, Jyrki Laitinen from Oamk: “The introduction of Greip® will both accelerate and organize Oamk’s innovation process. The system, shared with the University of Oulu, will enable the support of both universities and their experts in order to assist innovators.”

“Working together with University of Oulu for so many years has been very advantageous for us, as we have learned so much about university specific processes, needs and interests. We’re happy to see it bear fruit, of which the extended use of Greip® in both universities is proof of”, says Marko Rapeli, the CEO of Greip IP Solutions.

“For us this is also a possibility to learn even more and provide our customers with an ever improving service. We strive on receiving and implementing the ideas and feature requests from our customers and users to Greip®, because this is the way to continue improving Greip®”, Rapeli concludes.

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University of Oulu is an international science university which creates innovation for the future, well-being, and knowledge through research and education. Founded in 1958, the university community is 13 000 students and 2900 employees strong, and one of the biggest and the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. The university consists of eight faculties and many specialized research units. https://www.oulu.fi/university/

Oulu University of Applied Sciences educates successful experts and well-being to the northern region. We succeed because we are not afraid to try new things. We learn and challenge ourselves every day. At Oamk no one is left alone and we work together for our success. We believe in our dreams and make them a reality. We offer versatile, forward-thinking education and support the development of Oulu and Northern Finland with our research, development and innovation work. We are moving to our new campus in Linnanmaa in 2020. The Oulu Campus Linnanmaa will be the biggest campus in Europe operating under one roof. The campus begins operating in the Autumn of 2020. https://www.oamk.fi/en/about-oamk

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