Individual licensing agreements allow industry to obtain the rights of use to the research results of Forschungszentrum Jülich in the form of protective rights, copyrights and know-how. This enables companies to gain a competitive edge in the market or to open up new markets. Industry and commerce make use of nearly 30 % of the patents held by Forschungszentrum Jülich through licensing agreements. In 2014, income from licences was 783,000 Euro. Technology Transfer offers advice and support on an individual basis for potential licence holders and interested companies.