Princeton researchers make numerous groundbreaking discoveries that have the potential to transform areas such as healthcare, transportation, energy and the environment.
To help University research become the solutions to societal and global challenges, Princeton works to connect our faculty researchers and their teams with investors, entrepreneurs and industry partners. Princeton's Office of Technology Licensing is the starting point for the transformation of University discoveries into new products, services and entities that provide societal benefit in a manner consistent with Princeton University’s emphasis on preeminent research, education and dedication to public service.
Discoveries emerging from university research tend to be at an early-stage that requires further development and investment. Princeton's Office of Technology Licensing helps find external investors and licensees for these discoveries. This enables faculty to continue to do cutting-edge exploratory research while transitioning to external entities the work needed to bring a promising discovery to the public. Patent protections give businesses and entrepreneurs the confidence to license, invest in and develop university discoveries into marketable products, knowing that no competitor can use those discoveries for a certain period of time. This process is central to promoting economic growth and ensuring the University research has the potential to benefit the world.
Available Technologies Database
Businesses, entrepreneurs and startups develop Princeton discoveries into devices, products and services that can help improve quality of life for all. To explore Princeton discoveries available for licensing, visit our Available Technologies Database.
Why Tech Transfer
Faculty members and their teams generate early-stage discoveries with tremendous potential. The University helps ensure these discoveries can reach broader audiences through technology transfer. Learn how you can engage in this process.
Not sure whether you should disclose your invention or have any other questions regarding intellectual property? Contact our Licensing Associates to discuss your invention.
Awards funding to Princeton investigators with the goal of fostering and advancing the development of promising technologies.
Whether you are an entrepreneur, investor, corporate executive, or member of the Princeton University research community, we welcome your call or e-mail. For information on access to available technologies, questions about the patenting and licensing process, and other inquiries, please contact us.
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Princeton Innovation Partners
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