Innovation Partnership Services Office

What We Do

The Innovation Partnership Services Office (IPSO) is responsible for various agreements integral to scholarly partnerships, collaborations, and commercialization, such as Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), and intellectual property clauses in sponsored research agreements. All scholars, even those unsure about their projects’ commercialization possibilities, are encouraged to reach out to IPSO for resources, guidance, and support.

We provide innovators with a wide range of programs and services to protect, market, and license intellectual property developed at UNCG; create impact with work developed at UNCG; and create partnerships that lead to commercialization efforts that benefit society.

IPSO also works to meet the campus’s needs more broadly by identifying and fostering relationships between faculty and external partners, by working alongside faculty on proposals that require or would benefit from commercialization plans, and by helping to craft sustainable models for UNCG centers. All scholars, even those unsure about their projects’ commercialization possibilities, are encouraged to reach out to IPSO for resources, guidance, and support.