UI and ISU now offer exclusive research licensing option to industry

MEMORANDUM

TO:         Deans, Directors, and Departmental Executive Officers

FROM:  Daniel Reed, VP for Research and Economic Development

RE:          UI and ISU now offer exclusive research licensing option to industry

DATE:    March 7, 2013

The University of Iowa is offering a new sponsored research option that will provide industry research sponsors pre-negotiated exclusive licenses to innovations resulting from their partnerships with University researchers. The option is intended to increase the rate of technology transfer to the private sector by streamlining negotiations and defining future financial obligations.

Additional background about the policy change is available in IowaNow: http://now.uiowa.edu/2013/03/ui-isu-offer-exclusive-research-licensing-option-industry.

For a complete description of the terms and criteria applicable to this new option, see: http://dsp.research.uiowa.edu/information-sponsors.

Questions may be directed to Zev Sunleaf, Executive Director of the University of Iowa Research Foundation.