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Industry and Corporations

When you partner with Kansas State University, you partner with success. Our researchers have garnered more than 220 active patents for the university and brought in more than $129 million in research funding in FY 2016. We have the necessary resources to strengthen industry outcomes. 

Intellectual property options

Several intellectual property options are available for industry sponsors to consider. These options assist in securing a preferred position in the commercial marketplace, should your project result in a commercially viable outcome. View an outline of potential approaches (pdf).

After reviewing these options, contact PreAward Services to discuss your company's specific needs at 785-532-6804. PreAward Services can provide the appropriate forms and agreements to begin any project. K-State is committed to working with industry to customize agreements to meet the needs of specific projects. 

Tools and resources

University-Industry Demonstration Partnership

K-State is a member of the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership, or UIDP, and is committed to implementing best practices and innovative approaches in its industry collaborations, which includes considering the project scope and planned activities when working with industry to develop sponsored project agreements appropriate for each collaboration. UIDP provides a number of helpful resources. 

Kansas State University Research Foundation

KSURF serves as the technology transfer arm of PreAward Services and works with industry partners interested in including commercial language in sponsored research agreements.