Brainshell Patent Guide

Brainshell Patent Guide

The brochure for patent agency Brainshell illustrates at first glance the aim of this government agency. On the one hand the agency helps colleges and universities to market their innovations and on the other hand the organisation helps company to source relevant innovations from the research institutes. Open the brochure from one end and it targets commercial companies, open it from the other end and the entire process is explained to researchers and college leavers. Simple graphic illustrations enhance the role of this brochure as a device for 'building bridges'.

Client information


Brainshell is an agency that was founded in February, 2002, as a special department of ZukunftsAgentur Brandenburg GmbH (ZAB) in order to market the intellectual property of Brandenburg's eight colleges and universities.

The goal of this 'patent exploitation offensive', supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is to make maximum use of the region's innovation potential.

Brainshell supports the colleges in developing, using and marketing patent rights. The agency acts as a link between research institutes and business, an interface between technology and the marketplace.

ZukunftsAgentur Brandenburg

ZukunftsAgentur Brandenburg GmbH (ZAB) is Brandenburg's central agency for business development and for consultancy services in the fields of technology, innovation and energy.

ZAB can therefore offer a specialised range of services which focus on supporting the recipients of state, federal or EU subsidies and on providing assistance in all financing issues.

ZAB is a one-stop agency with a two-pronged approach: providing assistance for companies settling in Brandenburg and support for Brandenburg's companies wanting to invest abroad.