Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development
A fundamental element of the university's mission is to enhance the quality of life of Ohio residents and the world through the results of its research and creative activity. A portion of its faculty-led research and its other creative activities result in intellectual property, including patentable inventions or copyrightable materials. The primary mission of the Office of Corporate Engagement and Commercialization is to seek protection of the university's intellectual property and to make these results available to the public by actively seeking business partners, collaborators and licensees. A key to this mission is to seek ways to connect Kent with external groups and organizations through the outreach initiative, especially working with economic development organizations throughout the northeast Ohio region. This office also provides education, resources and assistance to Kent State University's faculty, staff and students in all matters related to identifying and protecting intellectual property.
Research, technology commercialization and economic development are important to businesses and to society. Kent State University is an active participant and has a multitude of research programs, scores of patents and a variety of technology licenses that advance business and industry. Kent State has also facilitated several start-up companies and has assisted many businesses with improved products and processes. We are eager to develop additional partnerships with companies and other organizations with complementary interests.The Office of Corporate Engagement and Commercialization serves as a resource for those wishing to collaborate with Kent State
The office facilitates:
- Technology partnerships
- Research collaborations
- Start-up companies
- Economic development opportunities
Key research and technology areas include:
- Advanced materials/liquid crystals/polymers
- Biomedical sciences/biotechnology
- Information technologies/software/linguistics
The Office of Corporate Engagement and Commercialization would be pleased to explore a mutually beneficial collaboration with you. Please contact us at 330-672-2692 or by e-mail at email@example.com.