By connecting university research and services to people who have the entrepreneurial drive and resources to make things happen, Insight Park has the ability to drive economic development throughout and beyond the Oxford region.
Insight Park also helps create opportunities by sharing its skills, knowledge and technologies with government and other institutions to ensure that scientific and technological development is accessible to a wider range of users who can further develop new products, processes, applications, materials or services.
The Division of Technology Management (DTM) works with business and entrepreneurial interests to help identify, protect and commercialize the university's intellectual property for the purpose of benefiting society and spurring economic growth.
DTM’s primary goals are to:
- increase the number of technologies licensed to commercial partners and facilitate the formation of companies based on UM technologies
- manage an efficient process which is not a burden on faculty, staff and students and which ensures that research outcomes with commercial potential are protected and then transferred to the private sector
DTM has a full-service staff of trained specialists whose duties are to:
- negotiate and execute non-disclosure, material transfer, memoranda of understanding, licensing and other agreements with external parties as appropriate to facilitate external collaborations, technology transfer and economic development
- help faculty and staff identify commercial opportunities for intellectual property and prepare invention disclosures and other necessary documents
- help faculty and staff who wish to start a company based on a technology owned by the university to obtain necessary approvals and establish contacts with appropriate resources
- manage the intellectual property process to ensure that the university obtains protection for inventions with promising commercial potential
- interface with licensees to ensure timely development of licensed technologies and fulfillment of financial obligations
- support business development efforts of individual departments and centers/institutes on campus
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Walter G. Chambliss, Ph.D.
Director of Technology Management
Allyson M. Best, M.B.A.
Associate Director of Technology Management