Inventor Remuneration

As described in more detail on p5 of the University of Vienna’s Innovation Strategy document (in German, University of Vienna log-in required), when the University successfully licenses or sells a particular patentable/patented invention it assigns any net income generated (i.e. the remaining income after deduction of expenses) as follows: 

  • 1/3 to the Inventors
    collectively to those individuals who have significantly contributed to the development of the technology or invention (“inventor remuneration”).
  • 1/3 is offered to the relevant Faculty or Institute.
  • 1/3 is retained by the University of Vienna for use in supporting technology transfer activities.