Inventor Resources for Startup Business Development
Ohio University may license a technology to an established business, or the faculty or staff inventor may create a startup company to do this. The Technology Transfer Office and its partners in the entrepreneurial ecosystem provide support to university inventors in the following ways:
Executives-in-Residence from the TechGROWTH Ohio program offer business coaching and support, including developing a business plan, analyzing the market, company formation, hiring employees, and managing legal issues.
The Innovation Center offers flexible office space and scientific laboratory space and equipment for startup businesses. Services also include business mentoring and networking opportunities.
The entrepreneurial ecosystem offers access to funding opportunities, such as growth grants and pre-seed investment from TechGROWTH Ohio, as well as connections to regional venture capital firms and other sources of financial support.
Please contact a member of our staff for further details and assistance.