Kidum R&D Applications is an autonomous unit within the Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), dedicated to the management of the ARO's business-related activities.
Kidum holds title to ARO's inventions and has the right to file patents and to register breeder's rights on behalf of its parent organization. Kidum is also authorized to negotiate agreements, to sign contracts, and to establish partnerships, joint ventures and other business enterprises.
Kidum deals with all aspects of technology transfer, such as promoting contacts between the ARO's researchers and its potential clients, offering business opportunities to interested parties, and matching the available projects, products and expertise to potential client needs.
Additionally, Kidum initiates and coordinates the execution of industry-sponsored research and services carried out in ARO's laboratories. These may include:
Licensing of proprietary know-how arising from ARO research
Joint ARO/industry R&D projects
Single and multi-disciplinary R&D
Evaluation and feasibility studies
Laboratory and field testing
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