Tech Transfer - University of Michigan

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Resources for Industry

Our staff of licensing specialists, startup experts, patent administrators, legal counsel, and financial managers can assist companies throughout the process of commercializing U-M technology. You may reach our staff specialists at 734.763.0614 or at

Tech Transfer specialists can help your company in the following areas:

Finding and Licensing U-M Technology

If you are investigating licensing opportunities at U-M, we can be your guide to a wide range of technology solutions and the researchers behind them click here.

Working with University Start-ups

If you are interested in working with or investing in start-ups based on U-M technology or helping form these startups, visit our Michigan Venture Center.

Material Transfer Agreement (MTA)

If you would like to receive materials from an outside entity or obtain materials from the University of Michigan click here Material Transfers.

Connecting with Faculty and Researchers

If you are looking to sponsor research or to find the right faculty member(s) to address your specific needs we can direct you to the right place. Click here.

Questions on License Payments

If you have questions regarding the financial obligations of your license or option agreement, or royalty distributions, visit our Financial FAQ.

Finding Students/Employees

If you are interested in hiring students or alumni of the University of Michigan, visit the Business Engagement Center's career sections. There are several career centers on campus and the BEC can guide you to the proper resource. If you are a startup based on University of Michigan technology, you can post your open position on our website. To post your vacancy on our site, contact us at

Locating Opportunities to Volunteer Your Expertise within the University

We talk to many industry experts, entrepreneurs, and consultants in the commercialization process. If you are interested in volunteering to help commercialize U-M technology or are an experienced entrepreneur interested in working with our startup projects see the Catalyst Resource Network page.

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