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Tech Transfer

Tech Transfer is the process of transitioning technologies from the research lab to the marketplace.

Technology transfer (or tech transfer), in the context of research institutions, is the process by which new inventions and other innovations created in those institutions’ labs are turned into products and commercialized. This is typically done in two ways: through licensing patented intellectual property to corporations, and the creation of start-up companies, which also often license the IP created by faculty.

All intellectual property developed by ISU faculty, students, and staff falls under the ISU intellectual property policy ISUPP 7010.

Step 1: Invention Disclosure

Step 2: Evaluation

Step 3: Patent Application

Step 4: Assessment and Marketing

Step 5: Licensing of Patents

Step 6: Commercialization