EMBL Enterprise Management Technology Transfer GmbH (EMBLEM) is an affiliate and the commercial arm of the EMBL. EMBLEM, established in 1999 identifies, protects and commercialises the intellectual property developed in the EMBL-world, from EMBL-alumni and from non-EMBL third parties. EMBLEM facilitates and accelerates the transfer of innovative technology from basic research to industry by working closely with industrial partners spanning the biotech, IT and mechanical/electrical engineering markets.

EMBLEM currently manages a portfolio of close to 300 individual patents, patent applications, copyrights, trademarks and utility models. The technology portfolio spans the life sciences in the broadest sense and includes enabling technologies, molecular tools and techniques, instruments as well as software programmes and databases.