Submit Your Innovation
Submitting your report to Innovation Partnerships is an important first step in documenting your idea and for protecting and licensing your discovery. With the information you provide, we can evaluate the commercial potential of your innovation and our ability to protect the invention through patents or copyrights.
ATTENTION: New Online Submission Now Available!
Help/Feedback – If you need assistance with reporting an idea or discovery (including software) call or email the Innovation Partnerships office at 734.763.0614 or U-M Innovation Partnerships.
Online Submission – Primary Method
Please submit your discovery using the online reporting system. The online reporting system will lead you through steps to provide descriptions and information required by Innovation Partnerships to process and record your discovery. We are developing different report types for different types of creations, however ANY report will allow us to help you.
Report Submission – Alternate Method
The alternate method for submitting your discovery is by using one of our manual reports:
- Invention Report
- Software/Digital Works Report
- Creative Works Report
- Research Tool or Biomaterials Report
Instructions are included at the end of each report form. Email the completed report to U-M Innovation Partnerships.
If you need further assistance, please call the Innovation Partnerships office at 734.763.0614.