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

Active startup companies created from KU research
disclosures by KU inventors over the past 3 years (2018-2020)
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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Tell us about your research before you make a public disclosure.
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Protect your intellectual property. We'll assess patentability and file for protection.
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License your technology for development and public benefit — and see a financial return.

License KU technology

KU has a diverse portfolio of technologies available for licensing to give your company a competitive edge.