We take a market-centered approach to technology transfer, from the time a researcher submits an invention disclosure through licensing or creating a start-up company. The Office of Technology Commercialization helps researchers evaluate product potential and protect their intellectual property.
How Does Technology Commercialization Work?
The Office of Technology Commercialization assists in protecting, marketing and licensing university inventions with commercialization potential. Questions? Contact Director Stephen Roberts, MBA, at email@example.com or 330-672-6323.
Kent State University employs a market-centered approach to technology transfer. It starts when a researcher submits an invention disclosure to the Office of Technology Commercialization by completing an invention disclosure form (be certain you download the fillable PDF and read the Instructions to ensure the form is completed properly). We work closely with the inventor at each step of the process to support the activities related to commercialization either through licensing the technology to an existing company or by creating a start-up company. Though not every invention may be ready for commercialization, we assist researchers in obtaining external funding to validate the technology in order to determine its commercial viability.
On March 1, 2017, Kent State staff led a webinar to explain some of the finer points of commercialization. That video is now available.