September 4, 2019
Shawnee State University announced that it has joined the State of Ohio and other universities in the Ohio Intellectual Property Promise, a commitment to providing a clear path for faculty and entrepreneurs interested in pursuing commercial ventures and sponsored research.
“The Ohio IP Promise advances our culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at Shawnee State University,” Adam Miller, Shawnee State University Technology Transfer Officer, said. “Through this, and services provided through our SSU Innovation Hub, we want to encourage collaboration with potential business partners and support commercialization.”
The Ohio IP Promise is an initiative led by Lt. Governor Jon Husted. Shawnee State University and the other 13 public universities in Ohio agreed to the following guiding principles as the foundation for the Ohio IP Promise:
Flexible: provide industry choices for accessing intellectual property developed through sponsored research.
Transparent: publish template sponsored research and license agreements.
Simple: deliver fair and streamlined guidelines for faculty creator startups.
Clear: communicate licensing processes on university websites in a clear, prominent way.
Easy: provide well-defined university entry points for industry, investors and entrepreneurs.