EZN Erfinderzentrum Norddeutschland GmbH
Technology Transfer Office
EZN is the abbreviation for the German name of Erfinderzentrum Norddeutschland (Inventors’ Centre of Northern Germany) and our name is programme. In the area of securing intellectual property rights and their conversion EZN is a leading and really independent and thus objective supplier Germany wide.
EZN was founded in 1981 on initiative of the Lower Saxonian Ministry of Economics as a project, leader of the project was the Fraunhofer Society. Since 1986 EZN has been a GmbH (Private Limited Company, PLC), all shareholders are members of EZN.
Until to date, EZN has carried out approximately 50,000 consultations, evaluated 15,000 invention proposals and supported and accompanied 1,500 patent applications. Many hundreds of million Euros have been the result of the exploitation of these patents.