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Office of Innovation and Corporate Partnerships

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The Office of Innovation and Corporate Partnerships at the University of Oklahoma exists to support our innovators – be they faculty, students or staff from any OU location – in moving transformative technologies from the lab to the marketplace.  We do this in a variety of ways that focus us on the transfer of technologies via licensing or other means, engaging with industry and business partners in meaningful and productive relationships and in building access to capital and talent.

Our Three Key Imperatives

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Ensure that the volume of disclosures, patents, trademarks and copyrights are tracking to Tier 1 research institution levels.

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Create clear pathways to commercialization that keep the "researcher (or entrepreneur) at the center" of determinations and ease the process for all participants

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Install and maintain world-class capabilities in moving university technologies from the bench to the market - via license, startup or otherwise.

Our Offices

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Office of Technology Commercialization

Disclosures, Patents, Intellectual Property and Licensing


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Office of Corporate Partnerships and Economic Development

Partnerships, Research Collaborations and Economic Development


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Venture Development

Innovation Pathway, Growth Fund and Access to Talent and Capital