The primary objective of academic technology transfer is the development and commercialization of academic research findings, ensuring research ultimately reaches and benefits the public. Relationships with industry are an increasingly common and important part of research and education at UMSL.
TTED staff work with UMSL researchers to identify intellectual property (IP) and the optimal approach to protect and commercialize it. During evaluation, we consider IP protection, commercial potential, possible economic impact, whether a startup company should be formed and the inventor's future research plans in deciding how to proceed.
For more information on technology transfer at UMSL, explore the links in the right-hand column of this page and visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. Also, contact us with questions or to request a department presentation for faculty, staff and/or students on commercialization.
FEATURED UMSL INNOVATORS
Dr. James K. Bashkin, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, is co-founder of NanoVir LLC, a company working to commercialize a therapeutic for human papillomavirus (HPV), the leading cause of cervical cancer.