Technology Commercialization

Technology Commercialization

Advancing university research to the global marketplace

Our research programs make the university a leading force of innovation and change – locally, nationally and globally. With a long-term, comprehensive focus on commercialization, the university has built a robust set of resources to take promising discoveries from concept to market. 

Brilliant faculty from 15 colleges and other units around the university are the driving force for nearly 400 invention disclosures each year. This translates into nearly 300 active licenses – technologies invented at Ohio State that are impacting lives around the world.

Our Partners And Resources

Our technology commercialization team is the bridge between research and the market. Ohio State innovators are continually making groundbreaking discoveries in fields that impact the human condition: medicine, manufacturing, logistics, international business, science and technology. Whether licensing a new technology to an existing enterprise or engaging with an Ohio State startup, our team is here to facilitate that process.

The Path to Commercialization

Our team works with hundreds of companies each year – companies ready to take the university’s innovations to market and impact lives. To illustrate our process, we have established a clear commercialization pathway for licensing a university technology.

Licensing Templates

To help get started, below find our standard templates for licensing a university technology. Please contact us to talk about next steps. 

Contact Us

We’re here to help you. If you are interested in learning more or licensing a university technology, please contact a member of our team below.

Contact Us

Executive Assistant to Kevin Taylor

Cameron Groff


Director, Commercialization Partnerships

Art Gooray, PhD


Senior Technology Licensing Manager

Jason Dahlman, PhD, CLP


Director, Technology Commercialization

Cassie Dickerson


Licensing Manager

Cordellia Bartell, PhD


Director, Intellectual Property and Contracts

David Mess, MS, JD, CLP


Senior Licensing Manager

Dongsung "Don" Hong


Senior Technology Licensing Manager

Frank Norris


Senior Intellectual Property and Grant Compliance Officer

John Cocumelli, JD


Associate Vice President, Technology Commercialization

Kevin Taylor


Senior Licensing Manager

Ryan Zinn


Senior Licensing Manager

Stewart Davis, CLP, RTTP


Staff Assistant, Technology Commercialization

Thea Bailey

Business Operations Consultant

Aditi Bhatiya

Invention Compliance Officer

Lisa Siefker

Senior Analyst, Business Operations

Chad Bahan

Licensing Analyst

Erika Csatary

Executive Director, Licensing

Don Taylor

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