Faculty Services

The Office of Economic Development (OED) is the faculty's roadmap to advance ideas, technology, or research into the marketplace. Its programs, expert staff, and partnerships within and without the university borders can enable you to take important next steps in launching a successful discovery and/or business.

Here faculty members will find services to patent and license your innovation, laboratory and research support as well as business knowledge. Groups of practiced experts can help you through the maze of licensing, IP protection and similar required activities. You can link with other inventors who may have solutions to problems you’ve encountered or whose needs you can help meet. Perhaps all you need is to partner with related technologies in order to propel your own discovery forward. OED offers spaces, expertise and connections to outside industry partners and funders.

Resources for Faculty

Access our 5-part Lecture Series to learn more about the process of commercializing and protecting your invention.