A Handbook for Inventors & Innovators
Technology Transfer at the University of Illinois
An introduction to the University’s intellectual property policies, patenting and commercialization services, intellectual property fundamentals, and most importantly, to your role in the process of commercializing University innovations.
To innovate is to translate knowledge and ideas into economic growth and social well-being. With an annual funded research budget of more than $645 million dollars, the University of Illinois is a leader in generating advances that translate into products and services that have a profound impact on human lives. This impact creates businesses, jobs and economic well-being, and these advances have come from all corners of the University.
The University has embraced this role by incorporating economic development as one of the cornerstones in its mission of teaching, research and public service. Also one of the results has been the creation of a system of resources designed to facilitate the protection and transfer of University intellectual property, helping ensure that University innovations have maximum public impact.