University of Iowa Research Foundation
The University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) - a 501C3 corporation - commercializes University of Iowa developed technologies and inventions through licensing and new venture formation, and manages the subsequent revenue stream.
UIRF’s relationship with the University of Iowa is directed by the University of Iowa Intellectual Property Policy.
The UIRF’s primary functions are:
- Licensing - finding suitable partners for commercializing UI technologies and inventions
- New Ventures - identifying and developing new high growth UI technology spinout companies suitable for venture capital financing
- 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
- Serve the research mission for continued innovation
The UIRF aspires to maximize public benefit through commercial use of UI technologies, excellence in commercialization, and long term sustainability.
Recently Issued Patents
RNA Interference Suppression of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Methods of Use Thereof
Mitochondrial-targeted Cationic Nanoparticles Comprising CaMKII Inhibitors and Uses Thereof for Treating and Preventing Diseases and Disorders Associated with CaMKII Activity
Nucleic Acid Aptamers
Cochlear Implant System Component Having Multiple Electrode Assemblies
Methods of Detecting Oxidized Calcium/calmodulin Dependent Protein Kinase II
Variants in Complement Regulatory Genes Predict Age-related Macular Degeneration
Isolation and Characterization of Tumor Cells Using Shear Stress Measurements
Methods and Devices for Arytenoid Repositioning
Cellulose Capsules and Methods for Making Them
Method for Determining the Production Parameters for a Substrate Coating Process