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Technology Transfer
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
          transfer agreements
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