1. Make a free profile for your institution, office, or research lab. View our 50+ member institutions.
2. Post technologies available for license and/or invite affiliated startups.
3. Start secure partnership dialogues with potential industry partners. Explore sponsored research, licensing, joint development and more.
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 institutions 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.
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.
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.
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.
Making a seedsprint account is simple and free. Using seedsprint creates no exclusivity, rights or obligations.
If your organization licenses technologies, you can upload them individually or in bulk. We accept a growing number of file formats for an easy upload experience.
If your office or organization helps startups with venture creation, sign in to your profile and invite them to make a seedsprint account with our easy invite tool. You can manage their account, or the founder can do so. Enjoy unlimited free users on any seedsprint account.
Add detail to your technology profiles and reach out to tech scouts via our direct messaging system.
You can easily search our database of industry profiles to learn what tech scouts are looking for. Send them a message about a potential licensing arrangement or other partnership.
|Berkeley National Laboratory|
|Ben Gurion Negev (Israel)|
|Brigham Young University|
|California Institute of Technology|
|Chonnam National University (South Korea)|
|CTT Politechnika Krakowska (Poland)|
|East Carolina University|
|Fundacion Sadosky (Argentina)|
|Georg-August-University Goettingen (Germany)|
|Georgia Institute of Technology - VentureLab|
|Inserm Biobanques (France)|
|Iowa State University Research Foundation|
|Istanbul Sehir University Technology Transfer Office (Turkey)|
|Koc University (Istanbul)|
|Louisiana State University|
|MBM ScienceBridge GmbH (Germany)|
|University of Newcastle Innovation (Australia)|
|Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU - Norway)|
|Ohio University Technology Transfer Office|
|SATT SUD-EST Technology Transfer (France)|
|Sinai Health System, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Technology Transfer (Canada)|
|University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland)|
|Tech Launch Arizona at University of Arizona|
|Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico)|
|University of Alabama|
|The University of Texas at Dallas Office of Technology Commercialization|
|Brigham Young University Technology Transfer|
|University of Nebraska NU Tech Ventures|
|University of California Berkeley|
|University of California Davis|
|University of California Irvine|
|University of California Los Angeles|
|University of California Merced|
|University of California|
|University of California San Diego|
|University of California San Francisco|
|University of California Santa Barbara|
|University of California Santa Cruz|
|Weizmann Institute of Science (Yeda Research and Development Company)|
|University of Cape Town (South Africa)|
|University of Colorado Boulder|
|University of Delaware|
|University of Idaho|
|University of Kansas|
|University of Massachusetts Amherst|
|University of Minnesota|
|University of Ottawa (Canada)|
|University of Pardubice (Czech Republic)|
|University of Pennsylvania|
|University of Texas at Dallas|
|University of Texas at El Paso|
|University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Research Foundation, Inc.|
|UPC. Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)|
|Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution|