Wayne State University is committed to promoting a wide range of collaborative efforts between industry and WSU faculty, centers of excellence, and institutes. WSU Technology Commercialization through the Technology Transfer Office is responsible for the identification, protection, marketing and licensing of intellectual property (e.g., patents, unique biological or other materials, and copyrights) developed by WSU faculty. The Venture Development Office works with faculty, staff, students and alumni to leverage Wayne State innovations and create early-stage technology companies.
Technology commercialization summary statistics
|Measure||FY 2006||FY 2007[foot note1]|
|Patent applications (U.S.)||38||33|
|Patent applications (foreign)||19||25|
|Patents issued (U.S.)||12||10|
|Patents issued (foreign)||24||12|
|Revenues (in millions)||$4.04||$4.6|
Sources: OBPA Standard Personnel Census File
[footnote 1]WSU received from industry $636,000 in patent cost reimbursements
in FY 2006 and $633,858 in FY 2007.