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Innovation & Commercialization

The Office for Innovation & Commercialization (OIC) is primarily responsible for commercializing the innovations generated by UA faculty, staff, and students, either through licenses to industry partners or via the formation of startup enterprises based on UA intellectual property.

Our mission is to maximize impact on a regional, statewide, national, and global scale by fostering an ecosystem of innovation through partnerships with students, professors, researchers, inventors, startup entrepreneurs, and industry leaders.

If you would like to partner with us, please contact our office at (205) 348-5433 or oic@ua.edu.

OUR LIFETIME DATA

  • 52 RESEARCHERS INCLUDED IN THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF INVENTORS

  • 657 INVENTIONS DISCLOSED

  • 251 PATENTS AWARDED

  • 39 LICENSES EXECUTED

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • UA Research Marks Continued Progress

    The research enterprise of UA continues to grow. The University had the fastest growth rate over the last three years for R&D expenditures among all members of the SEC, according to the latest available data.

  • New OIC Director To Bolster Licensing Efforts

    Efforts to address society’s challenges by the flourishing research enterprise at UA will be boosted with the filling of a critical role that shepherds innovation created on campus to the marketplace.

  • Company Licenses UA Tech to Improve Concrete

    The lab of Dr. Jialai Wang

    An innovation developed in an engineering lab at The University of Alabama will help a Canadian company improve its solution to reduce emissions of a harmful greenhouse gas created by concrete production.