We increase your 
return on innovation


The team behind the founding of brainchain had known each other as business partners and friends for many years when the idea of brainchain was conceived. Our experience as managers and entrepreneurs in industry at that time has enabled us to see the scale of potential that has been lost in many companies when it comes to using patents and business development involving patentable innovation. Our market research has shown that many providers of “patent exploitation” and “technology transfer” have disappeared from the market and, in particular, those providers who focus on patent infringement are financially successful. That was not what we wanted, and we were convinced that it could be done differently. We have implemented this successfully through the creative (and over the years increasingly methodical) combination of technical competence and business model thinking, as well as through intellectual property rights strategies. We have been guided by two principles from the start: 1) We are entrepreneurs who share the risk and reward of the results 2) We are a role model for how competence and innovation can be replicated as SMEs and transferred into many industries and applications. The motto is “Walk your talk”. So the concept of brainchain as it currently exists has evolved, and since 24 January 2011 has been confirmed and expanded over the course of numerous customer projects. We are co-inventors, or have even been registered as inventors by our customers, of more than 100 patents of our customers. We have brokered and supported technology and market access in the form of M&A transactions, sold licences in Asia, Europe and the US, and rejected numerous projects because we have learned to assess the conditions for successful technology and patent exploitation.


Our mission is to sustainably strengthen the competitive position of our customers. We create the conditions to maximise the transformation of patentable innovation into sustainable business (business modelling and success-based business development), accelerate innovation (create access) and occupy strategic technology positions (IP portfolio construction).

We are a role model for how competence and innovation can be replicated and transferred into various industries and applications.

For this purpose, we offer tailor-made consulting services and have corresponding networks and references (in various industries and company sizes).

We assume responsibility for results and are committed to using a success-based approach to the exploitation of patented innovation and technological products. Our mediation work typically results in licensing agreements, M&A contracts, and OEM contracts.


In addition to the three founding members (see below) and employees, our team is complemented by closely connected freelancers and competence partners. We see ourselves as young entrepreneurs and are perceived as agile, but each of us offers decades of expertise as well as networks, and we attach special value to these.


Bringt Geschäftsmodelle auf den Punkt und in Bewegung.

Robert Schneider

Managing Director

Geschäftsführer und Mitbegründer der brainchain AG.
Diplomkaufmann (HSG St. Gallen)
Langjährige Industrieerfahrung auf Vorstandsebene.
Ausbildung u.a. in systemischer Beratung, Großgruppenmoderation & Coaching.
Vernetzer, Vermittler und Business Developer aus Leidenschaft.


Marktorientiert und strategisch denkender Erfinder.

Karl Rametsteiner


Technologie-Experte und Mitbegründer der brainchain AG.
Polymer-Chemiker mit langjähriger Erfahrung als
Entwicklungsleiter in der Industrie, über 100 patentierte Erfindungen. Gründungsmitglied des Polymerclusters
Österreich. Inhaber der H.F. Mark Medaille.
Großes internationales Netzwerk in Polymer Wissenschaft und -Industrie.


Technologie-Integrator, Querdenker und Unternehmer.

Urs Hunziker


Technologie-Experte und Mitbegründer der brainchain AG.
Master of science ETHZ.
Diverse Technologie-Start-Ups um trade-sale entwickelt.
Diverse Erfindungen, u.a Notebook (mehr erfahren).
Ausbildung u.a. als Organisationsentwickler und Coach.
Der lebende Beweis dafür, dass Schutzstrategien weit mehr als Patente sind und Innovation weit mehr als gute Ideen.

Join us!

In order to fuel further growth, we are constantly looking for business-oriented, creative people who can think outside the box and who have a technical background and experience in the realm of IP. Contact us. We look forward to getting to know you!