Collaboration

E1. Innovation 2014-2017

Number 2014 2015 2016 2017
Reported inventions 51 64 71 54
Patent applications 21 20 17 19
Patents issued 4 1 7 3
Licence, sales and option agreements (including software) 18 20 21 8
Total licence portfolio (excluding software) 53 70 76 75
Spin-out companies established 1 0 5 2
Technology transfer staff (FTEs) 21 23 23 23
Research contracts with companies 415 418 481 424
Economic extent of commercialisation activity, EUR 1,000
Commercialisation costs 1,013 916 801 740
Income from commercialisation 506 651 616 454

E2. Public lectures, 2014-2017

Number 2014 2015 2016 2017
The Danish University Extension
Participants 47,707 56,844 61,838 67,526
Activities offered by AU researchers 354 313 370 353
Public natural sciences lectures
Participants at the Lakeside Lecture Theatres 22,018 18,104 17,727 13,928
Live transmission of lectures elsewhere in the country - - 75 130

E3. No. of visitors to associated museums in 2014-2017

Number 2014 2015 2016 2017
Moesgård Museum 151,361 547,844 401,420 424,019
Museum of Natural History 61,375 66,227 80,646 89,014
The Science Museums* 173,330 256,750 263,761 288,177
Orion Planetarium** 7,272 8,793 8,125 -
Museum of Ancient Art 7,584 5,900 8,491 6,850

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

**Orion Planetarium closed on 31 December 2017.