One of the University of Coruña’s priorities is technology transfer. The OTRI, Office for Research Results Transfer is responsible for creating connections between the University and the business network with the aim of promoting science and technology transfer to the production sector. According to data from the Spanish Brands and Patents Office, in the year 2015, the UDC presented a total of 24 patents, the Spanish public university with the fifth highest number of research patents requests.
The UDC is the Spanish University with the 5th highest number of patents presented in 2015
The UDC is only surpassed by the Polytechnic University Madrid, which presented 43 patents, The University of Seville, with 34; and the Polytechnic University Valencia and the King Juan Carlos University, each with 26.
The 24 patents presented by the UDC in 2015 represent an increase of 118% on the previous year, compared to 11 presented in 2014. If we look at the 10 years between 2005-2010, the University of Coruña has a total of 114 patents presented, which puts it among the top 20 public universities for patents requested.
The University of Coruña is fully behind the development of research excellence and its transfer to society. One of the programmes that is striving to achieve that aim is InTalent, a collaborative programme between Inditex and the UDC for the hiring of postdoctorate researchers.