The mission of the Office of Licensing and Commercialization is to assist faculty, students and staff in transforming ideas into real world solutions that can transform the region’s economy and can have a direct impact on individuals living in eastern North Carolina. Licensing and Commercialization accomplishes this mission by commercializing university owned intellectual property (patents, copyright and trademarks), assisting in new venture development, enhancing research/industry collaboration and providing educational programming to the community.

Services and Programs Offered:

  • Intellectual Property (Patents, Trademarks and Copyright) Assessment and Investment
  • Licensing
  • I-Corps (Sponsored by the National Science Foundation)
  • Commercialization Grant Assistance
  • Material Transfer Agreements
  • Confidential Disclosure Agreements
  • Publishing Agreements
  • Digital Market
  • Early Stage Milestone Development for Clear Go/No-Go Decisions
  • Access to Industry Experts and Consultants
  • Federal Compliance with the Bayh-Dole Act