Technology Transfer and Commercialization Task Force

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report-cover_0.pngThe Sixth Report on The Condition of Higher Education in Ohio: Status of Implementation of Strategic Recommendations For Advancing Ohio’s Innovation Economy is the second comprehensive report on improving statewide commercialization efforts among the university research and business community. You can download a copy of the report below.

Click here to download a copy of the report

  • The following draft documents produced by the Industry Agreements Committee:Essential & Negotiable Terms; Expediting the Negotiation Process; Anatomy of a Patent License and Template License Agreement; Template License Agreement; Technology Transfer and Commercialization Resources; Summary of Parties “Interviewed” are available at this link.



The Ohio Board of Regents, a nine-member advisory board, is required by Ohio law to produce an annual Report on the Condition of Higher Education to update the Legislature on the status of higher education in the state. Last year the Regents had chosen to make research commercialization the centerpiece of the report, reflecting the priority of this area within Governor John Kasich's administration and within the University System of Ohio.

The "Conditions Report," which was completed in June 2012, is intended to provide a blueprint for dramatically improving the collective execution of research commercialization activities among Ohio's 14 research universities, 24 regional branch campuses and 23 community colleges. To produce the report, the Regents have assembled a Technology Transfer and Commercialization Task Force made up of higher education and industry leaders, including university presidents, corporate CEOs, financial investors, industry advocates, and entrepreneurial intermediaries.

The Task Force is being overseen by the Regents' Commercialization Subcommittee, chaired by Regent Vinny Gupta. Support also comes from the Board of Regents senior staff with a small steering committee to coordinate and facilitate Task Force activities. Relying on input from a diverse array of stakeholders, the Task Force is charged with developing a statewide commercialization ecosystem that creates jobs in Ohio by effectively and efficiently moving higher education to commercialized application in order to create new businesses, attract new businesses, and expand existing businesses.

The Task Force members believe they will successfully carryout this charge by:


Click here to download Draft Case Statement