Erfinder Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
We can help your invention to achieve the best possible market success

A Comprehensive Service for Scientists of the Max Planck Institutes

The economic potential of novel research results is often far from being obvious. We support you in discovering and assessing the commercial potential of your research results. Depending on the outcome of this evaluation, we take care of the appropriate intellectual property protection, e.g. by filing for patent applications, which are prepared by external patent attorneys in close collaboration with you and Max Planck Innovation.

In addition, we discuss with you the most promising strategy for the commercialization of your invention – either licensing it to an existing company or a start-up based on your invention. We offer the best possible support for both strategies.

What can we do for you?

Patenting & marketing

  • Invention disclosure
  • Novelty destroying publication
  • Research cooperation
  • Questions and answers
  • Downloads


Funding programs

  • Lead Discovery Center
  • TT translational funding
  • VIP+ program
  • Funding database



  • Evaluation of inventions from the Max Planck Institutes
  • Examination of patentability and economic viability
  • Patent application
  • Marketing of inventions