Technology Transfer is your contact for the commercialization of the research results of Forschungszentrum Jülich. At the interface between science and industry, it is our task to put the know-how of Forschungszentrum Jülich to good use and thus allow society to benefit from it. Our know-how reaches industry and society in a number of different ways: in the form of spin-offs, collaborations, and licences for the use of our patents. The route that is taken depends on the technology in question. The most important thing is finding the best environment for a technology where its economic development can be optimally fostered. Collaborations, including those within public funding projects, are frequently a first step to successful technology transfer. They allow the partners to gain important insights into the requirements and parameters necessary for subsequent technology transfer. For this reason, third-party funds are an integral part of Technology Transfer.