University of North Carolina Wilmington
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Office of Innovation & Commercialization

Office of Innovation and Commercialization

The Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC) is UNCW's technology transfer office (TTO). The OIC strives to offer an integrated, "one stop shopping" resource for faculty/staff/students, and the UNCW Research community as a whole. The office is responsible for identifying, supporting, and enhancing the commercialization of technologies and solutions from the UNCW Community. The OIC serves five general functions:

  • Management of intellectual property, patenting, and licensing decisions at UNCW.
  • Assists in finding the appropriate business solutions, conducting market assessment studies, providing referrals for incubator space, and providing various types of support including early stage financing.
  • Assists with grant proposals that require a business component.
  • Assists with screening agreements, collaborative agreements, material transfer agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Assists with sales, marketing, and out-licensing of commercially-ready innovations (patentable or non-patentable).

The main office is located at the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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