Aerospace engineering students assemble a drone in KU's anechoic chamber.

Innovation + commercialization

At KU, innovative research happens every day. Faculty explore questions in bioscience, engineering, human development, communications and more. KU empowers researchers to bring their ideas and technology to the global community — transforming + saving lives and making businesses work better.

Innovation + commercialization stats

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Active startup companies created from KU research
184
disclosures by KU inventors over the past 3 years (2018-2020)
123
License/option agreements executed for KU technologies in the past 3 years

The technology transfer process

Your research is an integral part of KU. We'll help you translate it by connecting you with resources and partners to create the greatest impact on your work and our world. How we can help:

The KU technology transfer process

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Disclose

Tell us about your research before you make a public disclosure.
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Patent

Protect your intellectual property. We'll assess patentability and file for protection.
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Commercialize

License your technology for development and public benefit — and see a financial return.
Russ Swerdlow, left, and Laird Forrest

Meet the entrepreneur

Meet the Entrepreneur is a series aimed at educating our faculty, staff, and students on the how-tos of becoming an entrepreneur. Hear from Dr. Russell Swerdlow and Dr. Laird Forrest, co-founders of Aerobyx LLC, at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8.

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