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Technology Commercialization Office

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Linda Chamberlain
Technology Commercialization Office
Grand Valley State University
301 Michigan Street NE - Suite 357
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Phone: (616) 331-5840

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About the Technology Commercialization Office at Grand Valley State University

The Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) collaborates with entrepreneurs, businesses, and organizations on sponsored research projects, license agreements, economic development projects, and new ventures in an effort to develop mutually beneficial partnerships between industry and GVSU. The TCO also participates in Idea Cycle, a model program dedicated to transforming product ideas into commercial realities.

Services. The Technology Commercialization Office is a resource for entrepreneurs and inventors. On a fee-for-services basis, TCO can provide invention assessment, intellectual property review, commercialization road mapping, identification of commercialization partners, and execution of agreements.

Idea Cycle. Idea Cycle provides the infrastructure necessary to effectively mine, assess and protect novel life science ideas in West Michigan. The program can also fund the most promising projects through early-stage development, protect concepts through patent, and then strategically exit through license, partnership or spin-out.

Resource link. The TCO provides links to resources such as the U.S. Patents and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office, as well as to sources for information about trademarks,NIH summary of patents, and the Bayh-Doyle Act.

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