IP and Industry

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Corporate Sponsored Research

CWRU regularly partners with hundreds of companies, from Fortune 100 firms to start-ups, on sponsored research endeavors. Every corporate sponsor of research receives a free, exclusive option to license any resulting intellectual property. For higher amounts of sponsorship, a free non-exclusive license is available in most cases.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page for information on publishing, trade secrets and confidentiality related to your background intellectual property.


Each year, CWRU enters into dozens of new license and option agreements with industry to bring state-of-the-art technology to the marketplace. Such innovations include:

Over the last decade, these partnerships have generated hundreds of millions of dollars in product sales, and new CWRU-enabled products come to market each year.

Technology Transfer News

Recent press releases and news on our technology partnerships 

Obtaining Research Materials

One of the many ways that corporate and industry partners can engage with Case Western Reserve researchers is by obtaining CWRU proprietary materials that accelerate your research and development efforts.  From transgenic mice to complex polymers and project specific consumables, we can help you get in touch with the right source.  Contact Stacy Fening in our Technology Transfer Office for more information.

Licensing Opportunities

Below is a list of some of our available technologies for licensure. To learn more about these and additional technologies, please contact our Licensing Concierge Service.