The University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) commercializes University of Iowa developed technologies and inventions through licensing and new venture formation, and manages the subsequent revenue stream.

The UIRF’s primary functions are new ventures –identifying and developing new high growth UI technology spinout companies suitable for venture capital finding, licensing – finding suitable partners for commercializing UI technologies and inventions and intellectual property services –which include protecting UI inventions through patents and copyrights, advising on intellectual property terms for Clinical Trials and Sponsored Research and executing out-going material transfers.

The UIRF’s mission is to: champion the commercialization of selected UI inventions for public benefit and for return on investment, catalyze economic development and an entrepreneurial culture in Iowa, build the vitality and sustainability of the University and the community through technology commercialization and to serve the research mission for continued innovation.

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