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Key figures for knowledge exchange

E1. Innovation 2011-2014

Number  2011 2012 2013 2014
Reported inventions 62 61 54 51
Patent applications 33 37 14 21
Patent issued5 4 9 4
Licences, sales and option agreements (including software) 8 18 13 18
Total licence portfolio (excluding software) 21 50 47 53
Spin-out companies established 2 5 3 1
Technology transfer staff (FTEs) 16 17 18 21
Research agreements 336 370 381 415
Amount in EUR '000
Expenses for rights protection etc. 971.8 1,002.3 1,106.4 1,012.6
Income from commercialisation

363.7 438.1 441.1 506.1

E2. Activities of the Danish University Extension 2011-2014

Number 2011 2012 2013 2014
Participants in the Danish University Extension 48,338 62,862 65,931 69,725
Activities offered by AU researchers 322 343 297 354

E3. Visitors to associated museums in 2011-2014

Number 2011 2012 2013 2014
Moesgaard Museum * 149,020 124,580 75,148 151,361
Museum of Natural History 50,233 53,065 58,922 61,375
Science Museums** - - - 173,330
Steno Museum 36,210 40,926 42,339  - 
Orion Planetarium 7,847 6,676 5,880 7,272
Museum of Ancient Art 5,557 4,527 5,863 7,584

* Moesgaard Museum underwent renovation 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.