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YSU Joins State Intellectual Property Initiative

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University is partnering with the Ohio IP Promise, an initiative aimed at making it easier to access intellectual property developed through university research.

The Ohio IP Promise unifies the state’s public universities to provide a clear path for faculty and entrepreneurs who are interested in pursuing entrepreneurial and commercial ventures. The universities will display on their technology transfer or research websites the following resources:

  • Licensing options for industry-sponsored research agreements that are competitive and flexible. 
  • Defined options for industry reflecting different levels of IP rights from sponsored research. 
  • Standard option and license and agreement templates.
  • Simple, transparent guidelines and agreements for faculty creator startups. 

“The Ohio IP Promise sets a strong foundation on which YSU students and faculty may forge strong collaborations, building a bridge between academia and industry,” said Severine Van Slambrouck, director of the YSU Office of Research Services, in a statement. 

Ohio public universities commit to further streamlining their processes, driving transparency and speed to support commercialization of Ohio innovations. The Ohio IP Promise helps ensure that Ohio’s public universities are competitive in transferring university discoveries to the commercial sector and benefits all stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

For more information on YSU’s involvement in the initiative, visit CMS.YSU.edu

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.