Commercialization & Start-ups
When it comes to commercializing technology, the Industry Relations team partners with the knowledgeable staff at the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) who support the protection and commercialization of the University’s intellectual property.
Housed inside the Vice Chancellor’s Office for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, the OTC handles negotiating agreements related to intellectual property and maintaining a database for technologies, copyright, software, and research reagents/tools available for licensing.
In addition to connecting industry partners with UNC-Chapel Hill research, technology and faculty startups, this office works closely with internal University partners to further develop and translate discoveries and technologies.
Innovation at UNC-Chapel Hill
Launched in 2019
Number of Start-Ups
Connected to UNC Chapel Hill
Interested in learning more about how the Industry Relations team can work
with you to achieve your goals? Contact us!