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Office of Economic Engagement

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Researchers are defining what’s next. The Technology Commercialization Office connects researchers, sponsors, and business partners to innovative solutions by capitalizing on the university's world-renowned faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities, centers, and institutes.

Share Your Idea

Describe the details of your intellectual property and we’ll begin our efficient and transparent process to protect, market and license your research.

Get Started

Log in to the disclosure form using your university network name and password.


We'll Help You Launch Into Commercial Markets 

When you disclose your intellectual property with us, we connect your research with resources and support to transform it from an academic pursuit into a commercial success.

1. Protect Your Intellectual Property

The Protection Your Idea Needs
We'll determine if your research is right for a patent, trademark, copyright or trade secret and handle the process of securing that protection for you.

Advising for Inventors to Protect Lab Innovations
We advise faculty inventors about the best ways to protect their innovations created in university laboratories.

University Intellectual Property Policy »
Learn more about the university's IP policy. 

2. Market Your Research

We develop strategies to bring technologies to market by identifying and licensing intellectual property assets to established companies and startups.

3. License Your Technology

We’ll work to get you the highest quality license agreement with recognition of inventor rights and possible revenues. 

4. Leverage IP into Wealth/Equity

We help researchers get SBIR grants and improve their chances of acquiring significant funds.

Funding Details »
All of our grant and funding services for entrepreneurs are also available to our researcher partners.

See Technologies Available for Licensing

Want to get an idea of the technologies we help market and license? Browse our intellectual property and patent portfolio. 


Win-Win Success Stories

OEE has an unparalleled track record creating win-win relationships. The fusion of knowledge, connections, experience and ingenuity continue to foster partnerships that benefit all.


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.