Commercialization

The University of Louisville Commercialization EPI-Center seeks to purposefully commercialize university inventions and discoveries, often by working with an external partner or through the development of an entirely new company.

The Commercialization EPI-Center seeks to purposefully commercialize university inventions and discoveries, often by working with an external partner or through the development of an entirely new company.

The EPI-Center works with external organizations ranging from international corporations to local startups.

This can take many forms, from a technology license to a full-fledged partnership to further develop the technology. In short, no matter an organization’s unique needs or circumstances, the EPI-Center team will strive to craft a flexible, individual deal-focused agreement that benefits everyone.

While the licensing process is a large part of the EPI-Center’s activities, our team also performs additional functions to help bridge the gap between lab and license, mind and market.

The EPI-Center actively seeks to advance entrepreneurial efforts of university members by licensing technologies to those with early-stage companies, connecting entrepreneurs to industry stakeholders, educating the public on startup resources and encouraging new discoveries through prestigious translational research programs.