The Office of Innovation Commercialization

About

The Office of Innovation Commercialization (OIC) supports UNCG’s effort to encourage innovation and disseminate knowledge. OIC serves the university and the public by commercializing discoveries developed by faculty, students and staff.

Our Mission

As part of its educational, research, and service mission,The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is dedicated to the transfer of its research and technology to the public sector for the general economic benefit of Greensboro, the Piedmont Triad and North Carolina.

The Mission of the Office of Innovation Commercialization (OIC) is to support UNCG’s effort to encourage innovation and disseminate knowledge. OIC serves the university and the public by commercializing discoveries developed by faculty, students and staff. OIC also assists faculty in obtaining research support from corporate sponsors.

Some specific functions of the office include: consulting on intellectual property and technology transfer, determining patentability and assessing commercial potential of the disclosed inventions, administrating the patent process, negotiating licensing agreements, and supporting UNCG inventors in establishing start-up companies to commercialize their inventions.