PVA: Saarland Universities' Patent Marketing Agency

The Saarland Universities' Patent Marketing Agency (PVA) was established in 2002 as a new business segment of Saarland University’s knowledge and technology transfer company Wissens- und Technologietransfer GmbH, and is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology as part of the WIPANO program.

As an exclusive service provider for Saarland University, the Saarland University of Applied Sciences, the Centre for Mechatronics and Automation Technology gGmbH (ZeMA) and PharmBioTec GmbH, the PVA is responsible for the proprietary protection and marketing of economically relevant research findings.