Utrecht Holdings is the Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) of Utrecht University and University Medical Center Utrecht. We are focused on the utilization and commercialization of academic research. We support scientists in creating, building and investing in innovations with a particular expertise in biotech, medtech, education and ICT.


At Utrecht Holdings our activities include:

  • Screening & scouting of promising research
  • Advising on knowledge utilization, grants and consortium building
  • Early-stage market, business and legal advice
  • Intellectual property protection and licensing
  • Controlling UU en UMCU patent applications and patents
  • Leading the formation of new companies, including legal and financial structuring
  • Providing investment capability
  • Life science incubator and housing facilities