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