KU prides itself on helping researchers become entrepreneurs. This checklist will help to ensure that all of the appropriate steps are taken.
This information is intended to help KU researchers identify key issues in the decision to form a start-up company with KU intellectual property. The answer to many specific questions can be found in our FAQ and KU Policies section. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact KUIC.
In order to license KU intellectual property for commercial use, your start-up company’s management plan must be reviewed and approved by the KU Vice Provost for Research. To request a review, complete this form, and complete the following steps.
If the management plan is approved, negotiation of a license agreement will follow.
The following are some of the terms that will be negotiated with the company in the license agreement with the university:
The following are some of the issues that must be included in the license agreement with the university:
Who will be the principals/officers in the company?
Where will the company reside?