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Innovation & Commercialization

The Office for Innovation & Commercialization 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 Chosen for NSF ART Program

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    The University of Alabama is one of 18 institutions across the nation chosen for the first-ever investment to accelerate the translation of academic research into solutions with societal and economic impact that grow the nation’s economy.

  • Student Internship Program in Technology Transfer

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    Are you passionate about turning cutting-edge research into real-world industry solutions? The student internship program in technology transfer is accepting applications through February 1, 2024.

  • 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.