Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer at UNI

The University of Northern Iowa is committed to encouraging, facilitating, and promoting development of patentable or copyrightable intellectual property and know-how to benefit the inventor, the educational mission of University, industry and the people of Iowa.

For UNI Researchers

Tech Transfer helps inventors to assess the commercial feasibility of University inventions and intellectual property (IP), file patent applications as appropriate, and develop strategies to market and license the technologies to industry. 

Introduction to Intellectual Property (IP) at UNI

Technology Transfer & Commercialization at UNI

IP and Tech Transfer at UNI - FAQs (DOC)

Disclosure Form (DOC)

UNI Intellectual Property Policy 10.03

Intellectual Property Committee




For Industry

Tech Transfer seeks applied research collaborations and grants licenses to industry and qualifying startups that are capable of successfully developing and commercializing the University inventions and intellectual property. Link to:

Available Technologies (DOC)

Corporate R&D

UNI Trademark Licensing Program