Office of Corporate Engagement and Commercialization created | Kent State University
A Centennial Research Park sign faces Route 59 in Kent. The Centennial Research Park houses companies who market technologies developed at Kent State University.

Office of Corporate Engagement and Commercialization created

The Office of Corporate Engagement and Commercialization (OCEC) builds and expands long-term relationships with industry, leading to new research and development funding and innovative technologies for commercialization and economic development. OCEC works with faculty and solicits input from industry on research, technology development, and workforce training needs in order to inform university research investments and curricular development. OCEC partners with regional economic development organizations and national trade groups, collaborating in major research areas. Results:

  • 190 active patents for faculty research
  • 9 biosensor patents in U.S.
  • 5th in US/Canada for number of companies formed per $1 million in research expenditures
  • 5th in US/Canada in number of patents per $1 million in research expenditures

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