Guiding Technology Innovations to Market
The University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) — a 501(c )3 — commercializes University of Iowa developed technologies and inventions through licensing and new venture formation, and manages the subsequent revenue stream.
The UIRF’s primary functions are:
• New Ventures - identifying and developing new high-growth, UI-technology spinout companies suitable for
venture capital financing
• Licensing - finding suitable partners for commercializing UI technologies and inventions
• Intellectual Property Services - protecting UI inventions through patents and copyrights, advising on intellectual
property terms of Clinical Trials and Sponsored Research agreements, and executing outgoing material