The School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering supports faculty working with the university to explore the commercialization of the intellectual property generated through their research. The first step for SICE faculty who are interested in technology commercialization is to work with the staff of the Innovation and Commercialization Office (ICO) in the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) to disclose their invention. Once that process has been completed, faculty can opt to work with the staff of the Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation (IURTC) in the Office of Engagement to develop their intellectual property into a business.
Innovation and Commercialization Office (ICO)
The Innovation and Commercialization Office (ICO) is led by Executive Director of Technology Commercialization Bill Brizzard and is housed in the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). The mission of the ICO is to work with faculty at Indiana University to facilitate the commercialization of the intellectual property generated through their research. Dr. Brown is responsible for facilitating conversations between the ICO staff and faculty in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering who are interested in discussing the commercialization of their intellectual property.
SICE faculty who are interested in speaking with the ICO staff need to complete the Invention Disclosure Review Process, which is as follows:
Step 1: Complete the Invention Disclosure Form. You may complete the MS Word or PDF version – whichever you prefer.
Step 2: Email John Montgomery (email@example.com), the Technology Manager for SICE, to schedule an appointment to discuss your invention.
Step 3: Per the Intellectual Property Policy, John or another Technology Manager will work with the creator(s) to assess the disclosure in a timely fashion, normally within 60 days, to determine whether the University should seek patent or copyright protection for the intellectual property. The Technology Manager shall promptly notify the creator(s) of the intellectual property of the results of the assessment.
IU Research and Technology Corporation (IURTC)
Regardless of the outcome of the review of the intellectual property by the ICO, faculty at Indiana University who are interested in developing a business based on the intellectual property they have generated through their research are eligible to work with the IU Research & Technology Corporation in the Office of Engagement. Support provided for faculty includes legal services and operating plan development.
To access these resources, interested faculty should contact Tony Armstrong (firstname.lastname@example.org), president and CEO of the IURTC.