PROvendis GmbH

General information
PROvendis GmbH
Schloßstr. 11 – 15
45468 Muelheim an der Ruhr, North Rhine-Westphalia

Contact person: Heinrich Dornbusch, Managing Director
Company main phone: +49 (208) 941050
Company main fax:  +49 (208) 9410550
Year founded:2001
Source of foundation:Subsidiary
Name of foundation source:ZENIT GmbH
Corporate description / mission:
PROvendis GmbH is a patent evaluation agency whose objective is to utilize the potential of universities and research organizations commercially through the transfer of knowledge to companies. The company is the central service provider for intellectual property (IP) and property rights for the universities of North Rhine-Westphalia. PROvendis supports approximately 30,000 patent-relevant scientists and is one of the largest service providers for IP management and technology transfer in Europe. In addition to the universities in NRW, PROvendis provides services for universities outside NRW, non-university research institutions, and companies.
State of ownership: Private / independent
Headquarters: HQ: Yes
Remarks on ownership / listings
PROvendis GmbH was established initially as a fully-owned subsidiary of ZENIT GmbH in 2001. The company is a subsidiary of 28 universities and since 2002.
  • Professional Services and Consulting
  • Management consulting
  • Market research
  • Patents & Trademarks
  • Technology transfer
Primary therapeutic areas:
  • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs & immune disorders / hematology / immunology
  • Diseases of the eye / ophthalmology
  • Diseases of the nervous system / neurology
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases / endocrinology
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases / infectiology / parasitology
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes / toxicology
  • Neoplasms / cancer / oncology
Business model:
  • Service company
Customer segments:
  • Other
  • Large biotech & big pharma
  • Large medtech
  • Small biotech
  • Small medtech
Summary Products / Services / Technologies
Description of products:
Range of services offered:
- Access to innovations from universities
- Licenses & Collaborations tailored to needs
- Negotiation of sales contracts and licensing agreements
- Management of intellectual property rights
- Advice to researchers and inventors
- Assessment of inventions in relation to protection and marketing possibilities.