Access research and innovation
K-State offers a breadth of research expertise and resources that are aligned with area needs. Find out how our scholars can help solve R&D problems and develop long-term strategies, learn about the processes K-State has in place to facilitate collaboration, and more.
Establish a research relationship
When you partner with K-State, you partner with success. Our researchers have garnered more than 220 active patents for the university and brought in more than $139 million in research funding in FY 2017.
- We have the necessary resources to strengthen industry outcomes through research, service/testing, or consulting.
- Several intellectual property options are available for industry sponsors to consider. Should your project result in a commercially viable outcome, these options assist in securing a preferred position in the marketplace. View an outline of potential approaches (pdf).
- Contact a member of our PreAward Services team to discuss your company's specific needs and obtain appropriate forms and agreements.
Learn about our contract and agreement options
We have developed innovative approaches to industry-sponsored research. Find out how we bridge the gap between the business needs of companies and the public policy mandates that govern public universities.
Memorandum of Agreement
A written agreement for public service, outreach, and research and development activities performed by K-State faculty, staff and students.
Use this form to modify the terms of an existing agreement (budget revisions, time extensions, etc.). The form can be modified to follow the structure of the original agreement.
Testing and Evaluation Services Agreement
A written agreement for the performance of technical testing and evaluation services performed by K-State faculty and staff on a sponsor’s existing intellectual property.
Master Agreement for Research and Service Projects
For strategic university collaborators, this Master Agreement template option provides for the negotiation of standard contract terms for research and service projects in order to help expedite the execution of simple task orders when it is anticipated that future or ongoing engagements will occur with a sponsor.
A written agreement that governs the time frame in which confidential information disclosed between K-State and a potential research sponsor can be restricted, so as not to be shared with any third party.
Material Transfer Agreement (outgoing material)
A written agreement for the exchange of research materials. K-State’s standard MTA is for the transfer of K-State owned material to non-profit, research institutions. If the other party is a signatory to the Uniform Biological Material Transfer Agreement (UBMTA), generally, the UBMTA may be used instead of the K-State MTA template to help speed up the negotiation process.
Search the portfolio for technologies currently available for licensing. The list is frequently updated and includes descriptions of technologies related to patents and other intellectual property owned or otherwise managed by Kansas State University. Contact a member of the K-State Institute for Commercialization to inquire about a technology.