Tech Transfer wants to share great ideas with you. We invite you to look at our database of available technologies. One of them just might transform your business.

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Our Staff

Transferring technology is a person-to-person transaction; we want to form a productive, long-term relationship with our licensees. The University of Michigan has experienced licensing staff in a variety of industry areas. Our Licensing staff is organized by area of expertise. To find licensing professionals by their areas of expertise, click here.

Find a Technology

To find solutions for your business and technology needs, please search our available technologies. We also encourage you to contact us as we can be your guide to a wide range of technology solutions and the researchers behind them. Each posted technology has the contact information for a Technology Licensing Representative who can assist you. You can also find our licensing professionals by their areas of expertise within out staff directory.

Receive or Transfer Research Materials

Material Transfer Agreements (MTA) describe the terms under which University researchers can share and receive materials with other researchers at universities or with industry, typically for research or evaluation purposes. Agreements for materials leaving the University – ‎outgoing MTAs – and for materials entering the University – ‎incoming MTAs – are administered by U-M Tech Transfer. The MTA defines the rights of the provider and the recipient with respect to the materials and any derivatives, and intellectual property rights may be endangered if materials are transferred without a proper MTA. Biological materials, such as reagents, cell lines, plasmids, and vectors, are the most frequently transferred materials, but MTAs may also be used for other types of materials, such as chemical compounds and even some types of software.

Our Licensing Process

For more information on our licensing process and operating principles, see Licensing.

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