The university has announced that it is expanding the resources devoted to delivering IU innovations to Indiana and the nation.
Technology transfer activities have been moved into the Office of the Vice President for Research. These activities include receiving and vetting invention disclosures, applying for intellectual property protection, and marketing technologies and licensing them to established companies and startups.
The move facilitates a greater alignment with university priorities and a closer relationship with IU faculty, staff and students. It also allows technology transfer to take advantage of the greater resources and efficiencies available within the university and to work more seamlessly with corporate and foundation relations and federal research relations, which are based in the research office.
Technology commercialization directors, managers and operations personnel who previously performed technology transfer duties at the nonprofit IURTC are continuing their work as university employees in the research office. They are retaining their office locations at Simon Hall in Bloomington and at 518 Indiana Ave. in Indianapolis.
More information about the reorganization of technology transfer activities is available online.