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Research and Sponsored Programs

Technology Transfer

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Research and Sponsored Programs

Ehinger Office Annex
700 South Church St.
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436 3557

Nicole S. Bennett, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Research and Creative Activity & Vice Provost for Faculty Development


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Technology Transfer

West Chester University offers Technology Transfer and Commercialization services for faculty, students and staff of the University.  We are here to guide students, faculty, and staff to commercialize the university‚Äôs intellectual property to benefit society and the communities we serve.

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

Technology Transfer and Commercialization Services: PASSHE Procedure/Standard 2018-37

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.

View the following video to  learn more about Intellectual Property

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