The Polsky Center works closely with faculty and affiliated researchers to help them transform their groundbreaking ideas and discoveries into products, services, and ventures. We support startups during the complex commercialization process across all industries — from helping those who are developing life-saving cancer therapeutics, to those improving disease diagnostics, to those increasing quality of education and training, to those creating green tech energy solutions, and more. We have launched more than 90 research-based startups, enabling faculty, students and researchers to apply their technologies to critical problems impacting society.

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Share your invention or discovery with the Technology Commercialization and Licensing (TCL) team, the Polsky Center’s arm which provides faculty with guidance and resources, including expertise in market analysis, intellectual property portfolio management, and license and partnership negotiation. TCL works to safeguard your discovery by securing and protecting patents, if appropriate, and supporting your intellectual property. TCL team members each have technical expertise in life sciences and physical sciences to best evaluate the research.

our approach

innovation pathway

Streamline and simplify support for innovators through every stage.

Polsky Tech Commercialization and Licensing is proud to have helped license companies from the Oncology and Mircrobiome space like Gusto Global and RiMO Therapeutics. Learn how our team works with faculty members within and outside as they choose the best track to enrich their innovation efforts.

commercialization

Commercialize your invention

Find guidance and resources, including market research expertise, intellectual property management, and license and partnership negotiation.

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Available Technologies

Contact the Technology Commercialization and Licensing team to learn more about technologies available for license.

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