The different licences

If you are an established company seeking to create new products, or a start-up company looking to exploit a business opportunity, it is possible to get a licence on various Medipix and Timepix technologies. Four different licences are currently available:

  1. The Timepix2 chip (commercial)
  2. The Medipix3 chip (commercial)
  3. The Timepix3 chip (commercial)
  4. The Timepix4 chip (R&D)

The commercial licences for Medipix4 and Timepix4 have not yet been released, however if you are interested, get in touch and we would be happy to discuss with you.

How to get a licence?

If you are interested in getting one of the available licences, please get in contact with us. We will be glad to answer any questions regarding the technical specification as well as the legal and commercial conditions.

In our initial discussion with you, we will ask you to provide information about your company, and the main field of use of the Medipix and Timepix chips. After this first step, you will then be asked to present a business plan for the commercialisation of Medipix- and/or Timepix-based products. If successful, we will then negotiate the terms of the licence with you.

Please be aware that some of our current licensees have exclusivity in certain business areas, and we also have some restrictions imposed by the foundries we work with. Do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to learn more about it.

Thanks for your interest in the Medipix family of chips!

Get in Touch

Rita Pinho

Knowledge Transfer Officer
For questions related to licensing.