Prof. Brem succeeds Prof. Graf as Chairman of the TLB Supervisory Board

January 14, 2021

On January 4, 2021, the Technologie-Lizenz Büro (TLB) of Baden-Württemberg Universities GmbH in Karlsruhe elected Prof. Dr. Alexander Brem, Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Science at the University of Stuttgart, as the new Chairman of the Supervisory Board. He succeeds Prof. Dr. Thomas Graf, Director of the Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge at the University of Stuttgart, who had been a member of the TLB Supervisory Board since 2009 and had been Chairman since 2014.

The decisive factor in choosing Brem was his expertise in the areas of technology-based innovations and entrepreneurship. "We are extremely pleased that Prof. Brem, a proven expert in innovation development, has joined the Supervisory Board of TLB. With his experience in both business and technology, he will make a great contribution to the further development of TLB GmbH," TLB Managing Director Dr. Hubert Siller is pleased to say. "At the same time, we very much regret the departure of Professor Graf, who provided valuable impetus to the Technology Licensing Office for many years and played a very significant role in the success of TLB GmbH through his continuous work as Chairman of the Supervisory Board." Graf has always been committed to enabling structures with which research results are not only secured, but also find their way into industry, Siller said. His farsightedness with regard to the technological future has also set decisive accents for TLB GmbH as a patent exploitation agency.

As a partner of science and industry, TLB has been accompanying inventions from universities and colleges on their way from the initial idea to the commercial product for more than 20 years. During this time, numerous products in a wide variety of fields have been introduced to the market through licenses and patent sales. This makes TLB GmbH one of the most successful patent exploitation agencies in Germany.



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