Key figures for knowledge exchange

E1. Innovation 2012-2015

Number 2012 2013 2014 2015
Reported inventions 61 54 51 64
Patent applications 37 14 21 20
Patents issued 4 9 4 1
Licence, sales and option agreements (including software) 18 13 18 20
Total licence portfolio (excluding software) 50 47 53 70
Spin-out companies established 5 3 1 0
Technology transfer staff (FTEs) 17 18 21 23
Research agreements with businesses 370 381 415 418
Amounts in EUR 1,000
Commercialisation costs 1,000 1,104 1,010 913
Income from commercialisation

437 440 505 649

E2. Activities of the Danish University Extension 2012-2015

Number 2012 2013 2014 2015
Participants in the Danish University Extension 44,617 46,380 47,707 56,844
Participants in the Public Natural Science Lectures 18,245 19,551 22,018 18,104
Activities offered by researchers at Aarhus University 343 297 354 313

E3. Visitors to associated museums 2012-2015

Number 2012 2013 2014 2015
Moesgaard Museum* 124,580 75,148 151,361 547,844
Museum of Natural History 53,065 58,922 61,375 (pending)
Science Museums** - - 173,330 256,750
Steno Museum 40,926 42,339 - -
Orion Planetarium 6,676 5,880 7,272 8,793
Museum of Ancient Art 4,527 5,863 7,584 5,900

* Moesgaard Museum was closed due to building works in 2013

** The Science Museums comprise the Steno Museum and the Herbarium in the University Park, the Greenhouses in the Botanical Gardens and the Ole Rømer Observatory in Højbjerg. The Greenhouses in the Botanical Gardens reopened in 2014.