We combine your leading-edge discovery with our skills, experience and knowledge to turn your research into a marketable product.
Your discovery will generally follow one of the three commercialization methods:
- License to Industry
- Collaborative Development
Whatever the method, the primary objective remains the same: to transfer your work to society to address an identified need or problem in a worthwhile and cost-effective manner. We will introduce you to prospective industry partners that have the necessary expertise, resources and business networks to bring your discovery to the market. We will strive for commercial partnerships that are biased towards you and are still beneficial to all parties.
In addition to valuable industry connections, we also offer intellectual property expertise (covering patents, copyright, trademarks, domain registration, etc.), business and legal documents, in-depth market analysis, on- and off-line marketing, extensive web development as well as many other ad hoc services as necessary.
License to Industry
Licensing allows us to provide rights to your innovation to one or more of the interested companies that need it. We will find licensees and convey terms that properly reflect the value of the discovery to the company. In addition, we will monitor the relationship on your behalf.
An existing company may be interested in your invention. With the assistance of the Research Contracts Office, we broker a collaborative relationship between you and the company. If this partnership is thriving, a license to the company may follow. In addition, we will monitor this relationship on your behalf.
We may initiate a startup company to maximize the potential of an innovation. With this method, we can assist with business plan development, find investors and license the technology into the startup. We can continue to help through recruitment of the right team to manage the company and guide your discovery towards the market.