Kent State Researchers

How Does Technology Commercialization Work?

The Office of Technology Commercialization assists in protecting, marketing and licensing university inventions with commercialization potential. Questions? Contact Michael Kavulic,

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 (We have also created Instructions to help 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.

Learn more about the technology commercialization process by clicking the links below.