The Office of Innovation Commercialization

Embrace Inventorship

A Message From Director Staton Noel

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, said, “Research is creating new knowledge.” However, creating knowledge is just the first step. For research to become truly transformative, we must go further.

One of the most effective ways to translate research into impact is to use research-generated knowledge to create new products and services in the marketplace. This is where the UNCG Office of Innovation Commercialization steps in.

The OIC helps transform UNCG research into products and services that change people’s lives. Research commercialization improves the world we live in, and it catalyzes future research thanks to income generated by licensing agreements and the development of industry collaborations.

Come visit the OIC to discuss ideas you have that might benefit from commercialization. We can help you navigate confidentiality requirements and material transfer agreements, build the relationships you need to succeed, and take the next steps – no matter where you are in your journey to innovation.

Make sure your research makes an impact.