Tech Transfer - University of Michigan

Fueling Economic Development

Commercialization Approaches

There are a number of options to transfer inventions, including software, to interested parties outside the University, such as companies, publishers, distributors, other universities, and research organizations. After you, the faculty or staff member, have become aware of a new discovery, a U-M Tech Transfer Licensing Specialist will discuss with you the various manners of commercialization and the factors to consider when selecting the most appropriate transfer mechanism.

License to an Existing Entity

License to a Start-up

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