Technology Commercialization and Implementation Process

 

INVENTION DISCLOSURE ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA 

  • Does the disclosure include all information necessary to properly record the disclosure and reasonably document the date of discovery? 
  • Does the disclosure provide sufficient information for appropriate communications to all relevant stakeholders (inventors, research sponsors, material suppliers, collaborators, others)?

IF CRITERIA IS NOT MET THEN:

IIE Personnel communicate a list and associated description of specific missing required elements to all inventors required for initiation of preliminary assessment. 

IF CRITERIA IS MET THEN:

Disclosure form is processed and recorded with notifications and necessary processes followed for sponsor acknowledgement/rights and other institutional obligations.

COMMERCIALIZATION ASSESSMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS ENTRY CRITERIA

  • Does the disclosure include sufficient information and is it sufficiently understandable to identify potentially claimable elements of the invention?
  • Does the disclosure provide information supporting identification of specific commercial applications and individual or categorical customer/end-user groups who can be contacted to assess market opportunity and need?

IF ENTRY CRITERIA ARE NOT MET THEN

IIE personnel work with inventor(s) to:

  1. Obtain better understanding of what potentially claimable elements are believed to exist within the technology and the supporting logic for belief of novelty and non-obviousness or alternate strategies for proprietary protection and
  2. Identify prospective end-users and customers (individuals, companies, and/or sectors)

IF ENTRY CRITERIA ARE MET THEN

Case File is updated to include:

  1. CLAIMABLE ELEMENTS within the disclosed technology (or alternate means of proprietary protection).
  2. MARKET PARTICIPANTS including target end-users, licensees and/strategic partners and high level VALUE PROPOSITION

Technology Commercialization and Implementation Process

Chart detailing the technology commercialization process

Questions?

For any questions related to technology commercialization and implementation process contact Jim Baker at jrbaker@mtu.edu or 906-487-2228.