Examples of successful co-operation with companies
The University of Tartu has developed several co-operation agreements with companies. Since the implementation of a new technology is a long and time-consuming process, most of these collaborations are still in the test phase.
Here are a few examples of novel products and services, which have been created as a result of research conducted at the university.
Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3 bacteria and the Hellus product line
In 1995, a UT research team led by Professor Marika Mikelsaar and Professor Mihkel Zilmer discovered the bacterium Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3, which can rightfully be called the first Estonian probiotic lactic acid bacterium. Licensed by the University of Tartu, the bacteria have been used in yoghurts and kefirs since 2003.
UT-scientist invention has helped Gerd Kanter to enter the global market
Supported by funding from the EU, the private limited company OÜ Müomeetria -the business that makes Myoton, a unique medical diagnostics device invented by Estonian scientists -is about to develop a new version of the device aimed at everyday users. The company also hopes to enter the global market with this new version of the device.