The University of Michigan is one of the world’s leading research universities with faculty known for discovery and innovation. Our job at U-M Tech Transfer is to join forces with you to find market applications for your ideas and to help bring these ideas to life.

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U-M Tech Transfer is responsible for the commercialization of inventions based on U-M intellectual property. We have the expertise, resources and connections to help your ideas reach their full potential. We are part of a campus-wide collaboration to create an environment that encourages exploration, discovery, innovation and risk-taking. Tech Transfer works closely with other U-M partners to ENCOURAGE our faculty researchers in preparation for the technology commercialization process. Our work is a partnership with inventors and market partners to assess, develop and unleash the power of your discoveries.
Assess

Assess

Links what an invention is to what benefits it can provide. We create a clear picture of the invention, the market potential, and a model for moving forward.

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Develop

Develop

We align our concepts to customer requirements and reduce risk to make our innovations more marketable. We protect discoveries to encourage partners to make follow-on investments.

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Unleash

Unleash

We market to uncover prospects and refine our offering. Then we negotiate creative agreements with licensees to unleash the power of your ideas.

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