Securing the intellectual property used by your startup company is among the most important tasks that a startup company will undertake. Working together, ISURF and the startup company will develop a strategy for how the technology will be used by the company, how to obtain rights to the technology, and the various agreements that are used to obtain rights and protect the technology.
Technology Option Agreements provide the company with rights to use ISURF-owned intellectual for internal purposes such as evaluating the commercial opportunity as well as technology and business plan development.
Technology License Agreements provide the company with commercial rights to the technology, including making, using and selling products.
University Resources Available to the Entrepreneur
- Campus space and equipment for your business’ use: ISU Research Park, ISU Incubator, ISU Co-lab, and renting campus lab space.
- Pappajohn Entrepreneurship Center helps companies develop business plans and strategies.
- CIRAS Technical Assistance Program provides matching funds for product development.