Commercialize Your Invention

The Polsky Center's Technology Commercialization and Licensing team leverages decades of expertise, University resources, and broad industry networks to deploy faculty inventions and discoveries that benefit society. From conception to commercialization and beyond, our patent and licensing specialists will collaborate with you in order to secure your intellectual property, begin the commercialization process, and protect your interests.

Disclose Your Idea
Safeguard your discovery by securing and protecting patents and other intellectual property. Download the disclosure form (MS Word) and complete the form as instructed

Intellectual Property
The TCL team at the Polsky Center will work with you to assess and secure your intellectual property, advance it toward commercialization, and protect your interests as a University inventor. Learn more

The TCL team's extensive experience in forming partnerships with new and existing companies and negotiating license agreements allows us to manage the licensing process for the benefit of all involved. Learn more

Express Licensing
Apply for UCGo!, the University of Chicago’s express license. This optional, standardized, non-negotiable license agreement is available to a startup founded by a University researcher seeking to commercialize University technology. Learn more about UCGo!

Start a Venture
Take advantage of our integrated expertise, initiatives and access to resources that can help you launch or advance your venture, including specialized mentorship and proof-of-concept funding. Learn more

Find An Industry Partner
Strategic partnership with the Polsky Center can help you maximize the commercialization success of your technology. Our team can provide you with ongoing professional support throughout the technology commercialization process, including helping to identify and engage the appropriate industry partners. Contact us to learn more