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Success in the Commercialization of Academic Life Science Discoveries in Poland – A Case Study from Jagiellonian University

[ Vol. 7 , Issue. 1 ]


Radosław Rudź*   Pages 64 - 73 ( 10 )


Jagiellonian University (JU) is one of the top universities in Central and Eastern Europe. Several faculties of the university are conducting research in the life sciences area. These projects include both direct drug discovery and development activities as well as research aimed at the creation of novel technologies with significant commercial potential. The present case study is based on a series of examples illustrating the cooperation between JU and various business entities, both in Poland and globally, which successfully implemented the inventions made at the university. These cases include JU technologies already commercialized and also some of the most promising inventions still awaiting further development in close collaboration with various business partners. The article also describes a few examples of JU world-class research centres and their unique collaboration opportunities with scientific and business entities.


Research commercialization, drug development, medical diagnostics, medical devices, technology portfolio, contract research.


Centre for Technology Transfer CITTRU, Jagiellonian University, Krakow

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