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Technology Transfer & Commercialization of Intellectual Property & Patents: Financing Start-Ups

Technology Transfer, also called Transfer of Technology (TOT) and Technology Commercialisation, is the process of transferring skills,technologies, methods of manufacturing, samples of manufacturing and facilities among governments or universities.

Online Resources for Start-Ups

  • Bplans.com
    Has resources on how to write a business plan
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Technology (SBIR / STTR)
    The Office of Technology administers the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program. Through these two competitive programs, SBA ensures that the nation's small, high-tech, innovative businesses are a significant part of the federal government's research and development efforts. Eleven federal departments participate in the SBIR program; five departments participate in the STTR program awarding $2billion to small high-tech business
  • WARF Information for Start-Up Companies
    As part of its ongoing mission to move inventions created by University of Wisconsin researchers to the marketplace, WARF offers assistance to faculty and staff who wish to start companies with technology licensed from WARF. Includes forms.

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