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Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property

Technology transfer and commercialization services are offered for faculty, students, and staff of the university through a cooperative effort with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Penn State Research Foundation.

Technology transfer is the process of transferring scientific findings from one organization to another for the purpose of further development and commercialization. The process typically includes

  • Identifying new technologies
  • Protecting technologies through patents and copyrights
  • Forming development and commercialization strategies such as marketing and licensing to existing private sector companies

Guidance and resources for student intellectual property, both academic and work related, are also available, including helpful guidance for student-business projects. See the PASSHE Technology Transfer and Commercialization website for more information.

Both faculty and students may be interested in the PASSHE IP Toolbox, which provides information modules about intellectual property (IP) and the PASSHE Tech Transfer News, January 2013.

Faculty Information

Tech Transfer Guide

Intellectual Property: See Article 39 of Collective Bargaining Agreements

  • School of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Assistant Dean for Research
    Stright Hall, Room 113
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1081
  • Phone: 724-357-7730
  • Fax: 724-357-2715
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.