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Technology Transfer and Commercialization

We promote a culture of innovation at Central Michigan University and work to protect and commercialize inventions created by our researchers. Its scope of activities includes guiding faculty through the invention process, acting as a liaison with Central Michigan University Research Corporation (CMURC), processing invention disclosures, assessing technologies for protection and commercialization, filing a patent, copyright and trademark protection on select technologies, marketing, and licensing CMU discoveries, execution of Material Transfer and Confidentiality Agreements, and fostering CMU entrepreneurs.

We work in close collaboration with CMURC. While ORGS helps with the paperwork and legalities of inventions/ideas, CMURC can help by offering supportive programs, helping with product development, conducting a market assessment, and business consulting.