The University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) is here to help bring your ideas to the world.
The UIRF assists University of Iowa (UI) faculty researchers in the transfer of technology from the lab to the global marketplace. The UIRF team works to ensure that the world-class research created by our faculty and staff brings about a world-class impact. The office manages a wide variety of intellectual properties arising from research programs throughout the University of Iowa and is the resource for faculty and staff researchers in the areas of patent prosecution, outgoing material transfer agreements, marketing, and licensing.
The UIRF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors working to get the UI technologies and inventions out into the world. UIRF accomplishes this by:
- Building relationships with researchers through IP protection and commercialization;
- Working collaboratively with industry through IP licensing or other partnerships; and
- Supporting new ventures through streamlined agreements, resources, training, and funding referrals.
University of Iowa research makes a big difference in the world, contributing to human health, safety, and well-being. Learn more about our inventions, licenses, and startups in the data below.
|Invention Disclosures Received||143||93||151||147||139||98|
|U.S. Patent Applications Filed||79||83||142||110||90||85|
|International Applications Filed||74||65||155||90||94||57|
|U.S. Patents Issued||27||24||25||24||25||24|
|International Patents Issued||47||18||42||26||55||50|
|Outgoing Material Transfer Agreements||138||126||128||170||131||106|