Industry partnerships for institutions and labs

Why seedsprint?


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1. Free profiles for technology transfer staff, venture staff, and research labs. View our 50+ member institutions.


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


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


Guide to industry partnerships for institutions and researchers

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 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.

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.


get started

How to find industry partners for your institution

How it works


Sign up and make a free profile

Making a seedsprint account is simple and free. Using seedsprint creates no exclusivity, rights or obligations.


Post technologies and/or invite affiliated startups

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.


Dialogue with tech scouts

 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.

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Industry partners

industry partner AFCC_DaimlerFord
industry partner celanese
industry partner clariant
industry partner dsm
industry partner merck
industry partner stryker
industry partner ips
industry partner scigrip
technology transfer

Select labs, technology transfer offices, and incubators

Agoranov (France)
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
Emory University
Fundacion Sadosky (Argentina)
Georg-August-University Goettingen (Germany)
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology - VentureLab
Inserm Biobanques (France)
InsermTransfert (France)
Iowa State University Research Foundation
Istanbul Sehir University Technology Transfer Office (Turkey)
Koc University (Istanbul)
Louisiana State University
MBM ScienceBridge GmbH (Germany)
NeurATRIS (France) 
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
Univalor (Canada)
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
Yale University