Technology transfer The technology transfer process includes the sharing of knowledge, skills, technology and production methods between 2 entities – companies and/or research laboratories. Technology transfer can thus enable a company to rise to technological challenges which it would not be able to cope with on its own. Technology transfer can be useful for a company that wishes to carry out an innovative project, but does not have all technological solutions necessary for its implementation. The company could perhaps develop these solutions internally, but this is often both time and resource consuming. Partners search One possible solution is to search for partners who could provide the technologies and know-how needed. These might be enterprises, research laboratories or any other entity with which the company could establish a partnership agreement. Different forms of agreements exist, such as licensing agreements, sub-contracting, joint developments or joint ventures. Luxinnovation supports technology transfer through its technology brokerage services, benefiting from resources such as the Enterprise Europe Network. Using a proven methodology, the agency advises Luxembourg enterprises throughout the process, from the identification of technological needs to the conclusion of a technological partnership agreement. The Technology Market provides a gateway to technology transfer. The Technology Market presents technology offers and requests published by companies and research laboratories from all over Europe via the Enterprise Europe Network. The offers and requests are indexed according to a list of technology domains in order to facilitate the search for relevant technologies. Enterprise Europe Network Luxembourg Innovation and technology transfer constitute one of the main pillars of the Enterprise Europe Network. The Enterprise Europe Network in Luxembourg is coordinated by the Chamber of Commerce, the Chambre des Métiers and Luxinnovation. Companies wishing to initiate an innovation and technology transfer process can thus take advantage of the services provided by Luxinnovation, which is the main contact point and support structure for these matters in Luxembourg.