Knowledge valorisation refers to the utilisation of scientific knowledge in practice. Examples include developing a product or a medicine, or applying scientific knowledge to a system or process.
The term knowledge valorisation is akin to the term innovation. Innovation means converting new combinations (inventions) to reality, so applying them to a product or process. An invention alone is not considered an innovation; innovation only applies if the invention is used in practice.
The Technology Transfer Office UvA AMC and Hogeschool van Amsterdam, University of Applied Sciences (TTO UvA AMC HvA) is the linking pin between the University and the marketplace. The TTO brings together the supply of knowledge from the University and the demand for knowledge from the marketplace.
The TTO provides researchers guidance on seeking funding for their research projects and/or collaboration partners to help them continue to develop their knowledge or invention, whether or not under licence, and to set up businesses. TTO is the point of contact for businesses and institutions seeking to improve processes or systems, wishing to have fundamental research conducted or seeking collaboration with researchers at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).