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Technology Transfer

Taking SIU Innovations to the Market

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROCESS

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rec1 University research sometimes results in tangible and intangible products, aka intellectual property (IP). At that point the Inventor should contact the Tech Transfer Office (TTO). Also, read the Intellectual Property Policy.
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rec2 The Inventor makes an Invention Disclosure (ID) in writing to the University Intellectual Property Committee (UIPC). Disclosure forms are available online, as are quidelines for performing a much-recommended knock-out search
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tri3 This stage includes a written assessment of the IP's stage of development, novelty, market potential, possible licensees, and inventor intentions. It is presented to the UIPC by the Inventor and and the TTO. 
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rec4 If the IP is retained by SIU Carbondale, the TTO will work with the Inventor and with patent attorneys to protect it. 
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tri5 Marketing will be conducted for potential licensing either to industry or as the basis for a start-up company. Assistance is provided by the TTO and other university units as appropriate. 
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rec6 Licensing strategy performance is monitored. Inventors often serve in key roles in start-up companies. Proceeds are distributed to the inventor, SIU and the Inventor's college or department, according to the SIU Intellectual Property Policy
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