The Award Lifecycle

Tech Transfer Connection

Work related to sponsored project agreements, as well as non-financial agreements such as material transfer agreements (MTAs) and user agreements, may result in the development of intellectual property (IP) that has the potential to be commercialized or transferred to the private sector.  Therefore, OSP’s Contract and Industry Relations (CIR) Coordinator works closely with NIU’s Technology Transfer Office (TTO) to manage IP issues and ensure that the rights of the University and individual faculty and staff are protected.