Innovation Transfer & Startups

Innovation Transfer

Disclosures, U.S. Patents, and Licenses & Options

Ranked in the top 20 worldwide in number of patents granted to universities, we don’t stop after the research is done. At our universities, we elevate ideas into sustainable businesses and global solutions.

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Please note, innovation categories are not equivalent to campus departments or units. For example, an innovation out of the College of Engineering would be classified as a medical device if that was its intended application. Also note, innovation transfer activity for the University of Illinois at Springfield is handled by the Urbana campus.

Data provided by the Offices of Technology Management at Urbana-Champaign and Chicago.

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Startups

We’re committed to ensuring that innovations grow beyond our universities and into the private sector. There are currently more than 90 active startups licensing U of I intellectual property, including 64 in Illinois, each creating jobs and driving economic development.

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