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Research and Sponsored Programs

Technology Transfer

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Research and Sponsored Programs

Address:
611 Wayne Hall
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436 3557


Vishal Shah
Interim Associate Vice President
610-436-3533
research@wcupa.edu


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Technology Transfer

West Chester University offers Technology Transfer and Commercialization services for faculty, students and staff of the University through a cooperative effort with the State System office and the Penn State Research Foundation.

Technology transfer is the process of transferring scientific findings from one organization to another for the purpose of further development and commercialization. The process typically includes:

  • Identifying new technologies
  • Protecting technologies through patents and copyrights
  • Forming development and commercialization strategies such as marketing and licensing to existing private sector companies

For more information, please visit the PASSHE Technology Transfer and Commercialization website.

Invention Reporting

If a WCU faculty member is funded by a federal agency, and that faculty member produces intellectual property from that project, they are obligated to inform the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, via an invention disclosure, and we will then inform the sponsoring agency within two months of that disclosure.

Visit the following website to learn more about Intellectual Property: