Commercialization and Licensing

Commercialization can mean enhancing the product with a commercial partner, licensing the technology to an established company, or forming a startup to take the product to market.

Technology Transfer

Case Western Reserve University's Technology Transfer Office (TTO) serves our innovators with full-spectrum intellectual property services. For both faculty and students, they provide support for intellectual property and commercialization that spans the research and development continuum. We serve our researchers by assessing and building upon the commercial potential of new ideas and inventions. 

Through interaction with our inventors, regional and national networks, including our affiliate healthcare systems, and potential commercial partners, we endeavor to determine the best path of translation and ultimate commercialization for University intellectual assets.

Learn more about Tech Transfer.


If commercialization is determined as the best path forward for your idea, you can receive guidance and help to bring your product to market. In addition to securing intellectual property and obtaining licensure, consider applying for funding in our network and explore our startup toolkit

Need guidance? Contact our Chief Commercialization Officer Todd Schwarzinger ( to discuss a path to market.