Disclose an Invention

Q&A with UIRF

Join our licensing staff on July 18th at 2pm via Zoom. This month's focus will be on careers in technology transfer.

View Available Technologies

Attend a Class

Learn about intellectual property, licensing, and commercialization at one of our virtual classes.

Unsure where to start?

Our staff are here to help guide UI innovators who want to commercialize new innovations.


Subscribe to the UIRF Newsletter

Receive periodic emails from UIRF regarding funding announcements, educational opportunities, events, and more.

Latest Innovations

Limonoid Analogs as Neuroprotectants

Broad-Spectrum Pyridinium Class Fungicides

Particle Contamination Elimination in Semiconductor Manufacturing

Cell Media for Quantitative Amino Acid Studies

News feed

University of Iowa ranks in Top 100 U.S. Universities Granted U.S. utility patents in 2023

Tuesday, June 4, 2024
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has released their Top 100 U.S. Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2023. Published annually, this ranking serves to highlight and celebrate U.S. universities that play a large role in advancing innovation and invention in the United States. Iowa ranked #65 in the list with 26 granted patents in 2023.

UI Research Foundation Forms UI Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors

Thirty-five University of Iowa faculty and staff invited to join chapter membership for their significant contributions to innovation and economic development on the UI campus and in the region.

UIRF Executive Director Marie Kerbeshian introduces Egyptian colleagues to technology transfer under a program sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
"In February 2024, the J U.S.-Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund organized a study tour for eight Egyptian technology transfer professionals to the United States. They participated in AUTM's tech-transfer conference and interacted with American innovation practitioners. This activity is delivered in partnership with the AUTM and administered by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in the U.S. and by the Science, Technology, and Innovation Funding Authority (STDF) in Egypt through funding provided by the Government of the United States and Egypt."

USPTO Webinar - Filing a Patent: What Happens Next?

Curious about what happens after submitting your patent application? This webinar willl demystify the post-filing process and provide insights into patent examination procedures.

FDA approves med tech innovation with University of Iowa roots

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Boston Scientific Corporation received FDA approval for the Farapulse™ Pulsed Field Ablation (PFA) System, a simple, cost-effective alternative to the standard-of-care thermal ablation treatment. University of Iowa startup Farapulse, Inc. (originally Iowa Approach), developed the technology before medical device corporation Boston Scientific acquired the company in June 2021. Farapulse was founded by Dr. Steven Mickelsen in the Carver College of Medicine.

Emmyon and Virbac identify a new nutritional approach that helps maintain healthy skeletal muscle and activity in dogs

Friday, January 26, 2024
Emmyon, a start-up company founded by Dr. Christopher Adams during his tenure at the University of Iowa, has announced the publication of an important new study conducted in collaboration with Virbac Corporation, an international leader in nutritional and pharmaceutical products for animal health.


New Licenses and options granted to UI technologies



New patent applications



New invention disclosures