Why seedsprint?


1. Free profiles for technology transfer staff, venture staff, and research labs. View our 150+ member institutions. 

2. Easily market technologies available for license, affiliated startups, and research collaborations to tech scouts. 

3. Expand opportunities for sponsored research, licensing, joint development and more.


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Why seed sprint was created

Should university tech transfer offices seek new industry partners?

Marketing your insitutituion's technologies creates undeniable benefits for your university.

Open innovation is evolving constantly, and so is your institution's research. The limited technology transfer networks of the past may be ill-suited to your institution's needs.

By making your technologies visible to new partners, you help demonstrate the commercial value of your institution's research. You also help get groundbreaking research out into the world faster – so that it can start making a difference in peoples' lives.

Learn more about about how to create new licensing and sponsored research opportunities for your institution.

Why seed sprint was created

How can I find new licensees for my institution's patents?

As industry invests less in internal R&D, they are facing a greater need to partner with universities on targeted research and product development.

Publicizing patents available for license – and promoting your institution's startups and research labs – can help attract new industry partners that you may not have worked with before.

How to start? First, posting technologies on your institution's website is an essential first step. Second, in today's digital environment, new apps – like seedsprint – are an easy way for industry to view technologies at hundreds of institutions at a time. Make a free profile so that your institution's research can be found by industry.

Why seed sprint was created

What are best practices for university spin-offs?

In a recent survey by the publication Nature, 47% of researchers said that they were open to leaving academia and forming a startup to commercialize their research.

Yet most never do so. One reason? 53% of survey respondents said that lack of business skills was a barrier to creating the businesses they imagine.

The gulf between academia and industry can seem vast. If you are a researcher with entrepreneurial ambitions – or if you support faculty with venture creation – you know that supporting new ventures is a rewarding, but challenging endeavor.

Learn more about how to help motivate faculty to commercialize their research.

Why seed sprint was created

What are common misconceptions about commercializing research?

University technology transfer staff and faculty entrepreneurs may find that academic and industry norms are often at odds.

Some researchers hold the misconception that filing for a patent makes it impossible to publish the same research in a scientific journal – or that if research has already been published, it can't be patented. Neither is necessarily true.

Read more about how to get started in technology commercialization as a researcher – and how to guide faculty if you promote commercialization at your insitutiton.

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Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) Technology Transfer

Andes Pacific Technology Access - APTA

Aquitaine Science Transfert

Ariel University R&D Co., Ltd.

Arizona State University Technology Enterprises (AzTE)

Ben Gurion Negev (BGN Technologies)

Binghamton Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships

Biorrefinaria Brasil

BIRAD R&D at Bar Ilan University

BloodCenter of Wisconsin Technology Transfer Office

Brigham Young University Tech Transfer

California Institute of Technology Technology Transfer & Corporate Partnerships

Cambridge Enterprise

Cape Breton University Industry Partnerships

Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2)

Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM)



Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Office of Technology Transfer

Chonnam National University Industry Liaison Office

Clean Energy Trust

Cornell University Center for Technology Licensing

CTT Politechnika Krakowska

Dartmouth College Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer

Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology (DHS S&T)

East Carolina University

Ecole Technologie Superieure

Emerald Technology Ventures

Emory University Office of Technology Transfer

Ensemble Ventures

Florida Atlantic University

Florida State University Office of Commercialization

Georg-August-University MBM ScienceBridge

George Washington University

Georgetown University Office of Technology Commercialization

Georgia Institute of Technology VentureLab

Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Greentown Labs

Imperial College London - Imperial Innovations

Inserm and InsermTransfert

Iowa State University Research Foundation

Istanbul Sehir University Technology Transfer Office

Koc University Research, Project Development and Technology Transfer Directorate

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Louisiana State University Office of Innovation and Technology Commercialization (LSU)

Mansfield Bio-Incubator

Medical College of Wisconsin Technology Development

Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech) Innovation and Industry Engagement (IIE)

National Cancer Institute (NIH NCI) Technology Transfer Center

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH NHLBI) Office of Technology Transfer and Development


New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT/NJII) Enterprise Development Center

NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI) Technology Transfer Center

North Shore InnoVentures

Northeastern University Center for Research Innovation

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Technology Transfer

Office of Technology Commercialization and Industry Engagement at Baylor University

Ohio University Technology Transfer Office

Oregon State University Office for Commercialization & Corporate Development (OCCD)

Penn Center for Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State (Penn State) Center for Medical Innovation

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer

Sadosky Foundation

Salk Institute Office of Technology Development

SATT SUD-EST Technology Transfer

Science Center

Sinai Health System, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Technology Transfer

STC.UNM University of New Mexico

Syracuse University Office of Technology Transfer

Tech Launch Arizona at The University of Arizona

Tecnologico de Monterrey Technology Transfer

Texas Tech University Office of Research Commercialization

The University of Georgia Innovation Gateway

The University of Manitoba Technology Transfer Office



Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC)

Universite Libre de Bruxelles

University of Adelaide Enterprise

University of Alabama Office for Technology Transfer

University of Alberta TEC Edmonton

University of California Berkeley Intellectual Property & Industry Research Alliances

University of California Davis

University of California Irvine Invention Transfer Group

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Technology Development Group

University of California Merced Office of Research and Economic Development

University of California Riverside Office of Research and Economic Development

University of California San Diego

University of California San Francisco Office of Technology, Innovation & Alliances

University of California Santa Barbara Office of Technology & Industry Alliances

University of California Santa Cruz Industry Alliances & Technology Commercialization

University of Cape Town

University of Chicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Polsky Accelerator

University of Colorado Boulder Technology Transfer

University of Dayton Technology Transfer

University of Delaware Office Of Economic Innovation & Partnerships

University of Idaho Office of Technology Transfer

University of Iowa Research Foundation

University of Kansas - KU Innovation and Collaboration (KUIC)

University of Louisville Innovation and Engagement Group

University of Maine Office of Innovation and Economic Development

University of Maryland Office of Technology Commercialization

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Memphis Office of Technology Transfer

University of Minnesota (UMN) Twin Cities Office for Technology Commercialization

University of Nebraska-Lincoln NUTech Ventures

University of Newcastle Innovation

University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNC Wilmington) Office of Innovation and Commercialization

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Office of Commercialization and Economic Development

University of North Dakota Intellectual Property Commercialization & Economic Development Office

University of Oklahoma Office of Technology Development

University of Ottawa and Affiliated Hospitals Innovation Support Services

University of Pardubice

University of Pennsylvania (Penn Vet) School of Veterinary Medicine

University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute

University of Silesia in Katowice SPIN-US

University of Texas at Dallas Office of Technology Commercialization

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Technology Transfer

University of Texas, El Paso Office of Technology Commercialization

University of Toledo (UT) Technology Transfer

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Research Foundation, Inc.

UTC Daniel Thomas Innovation Centre at the Sorbonne

Vanderbilt University Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization (CTTC)

Wake Forest Innovations

Washington State University (WSU) Office of Commercialization

Washington University in St. Louis Office of Technology Management

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

WVU Health Sciences Innovation Center - West Virginia University

Yale University Office of Cooperative Research

Yeda Research and Development Company at the Weizmann Institute of Science

Yissum Technology Transfer at Hebrew University of Jerusalem