Inventions, discoveries and technologies are flowing through the innovation pipeline at NDSU. The NDSU Technology Transfer Office (NDSU/TTO) works with the NDSU Research Foundation (NDSURF) to facilitate transfer of intellectual property (IP) conceived and developed at the university. NDSU/RF provides several mechanisms for industry to engage with NDSU researchers and access NDSU-developed IP. Mechanisms include:
- licensing patent or other IP rights
- creating spinoffs and startups
The current Intellectual Property (IP) Portfolio offers licensing and startup opportunities for technologies in agriculture, biology and medicine, chemistry and materials, electronics and sensors, mechanical innovations, nanotechnology, paints and coatings, software and algorithms, and green technologies.
NDSU/RF has successfully licensed/optioned a wide array of technologies, including:
- agricultural products
- plant varieties
- specialty coatings
- novel resins and polymers
- RFID sensors
- data-mining tools
- bio-diagnostic assays
Successful NDSU Research Foundation startup and spinoff companies include:
- c2renew, Inc.
- c2sensors, Inc.
- Treeminer, Inc.
- Elinor Specialty Coatings LLC
- Coretec Industries, LLC