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Academic Technology Transfer and Commercialization of University Research

Section 520 of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 requires higher education institutions that have NSF research support and at least $25,000,000 in total Federal research grants in the most recently completed Federal fiscal year to submit to NSF the universal record locator (URL) that contains information on their transfer of technology and commercialization of research results efforts.

The URLs are displayed as submitted to the National Science Foundation. Awardees are responsible for the information contained on these websites. NSF has not approved or endorsed the content of these websites.

This requirement is effective for all new awards and funding amendments to existing NSF grants awarded on or after February 1, 2012. It has been implemented via a new NSF award term and condition, which states:

“a. Any institution of higher education (as such term is defined in section 101(A) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001(a)) that receives National Science Foundation research support (i.e., any grant or cooperative agreement awarded by NSF) and has received at least $25,000,000 in total Federal research grants in the most recently completed Federal fiscal year shall keep, maintain, and report annually to the National Science Foundation the universal record locator (URL) for a public website that contains information concerning its general approach to and mechanisms for transfer of technology and the commercialization of research results, including:

  1. contact information for individuals and university offices responsible for technology transfer and commercialization;
  2. information for both university researchers and industry on the institution's technology licensing and commercialization strategies; 
  3. success stories, statistics, and examples of how the university supports commercialization of research results;
  4. technologies available for licensing by the university where appropriate; and
  5. any other information deemed by the institution to be helpful to companies with the potential to commercialize university inventions.

For purposes of determining whether an institution meets the threshold for this requirement, both the NSF research support and the Federal research grants must have been active at some point during the most recently completed Federal fiscal year.

The institution’s URL containing the information required in section a. must be electronically submitted to the following email alias: acasection520@nsf.gov. The URLs will be available to the public on the Science, Engineering and Education (SEE) Innovation section of Research.gov at: http://www.research.gov/acasection520.

 b. Trade Secret Information - Notwithstanding section a., an institution shall not be required to reveal confidential, trade secret, or proprietary information on its website.”

 

Click on a location below for a link to participating institutions' websites or scroll down for the complete list.

 

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin
Wyoming

United Kingdom

 

Alabama

Auburn University

University of Alabama

University of Alabama in Huntsville

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Arizona

Arizona State University

University of Arizona

Arkansas

University of Arkansas

California

California Institute of Technology

San Diego State University Research Foundation

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Stanford University

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Merced

University of California, Riverside

University of California, San Diego

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of Southern California

Colorado

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado State University

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

University of Colorado Denver

Connecticut

University of Connecticut

Yale University

Delaware

University of Delaware

District of Columbia

Georgetown University

George Washington University

Florida

Florida International University

Florida State University

University of Central Florida

University of Florida

University of South Florida

Georgia

Emory University

Georgia Tech

Hawaii

University of Hawaii

Illinois

Southern Illinois University

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Illinois Institute of Technology

Indiana

Indiana University

Notre Dame

Purdue University

Iowa

Iowa State University

University of Iowa

Kansas

Kansas State University

The University of Kansas

Kentucky

University of Kentucky

Louisiana

Louisiana State University

Tulane University

Maine

University of Maine

Maryland

University of Maryland

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Massachusetts

Boston University

Harvard University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tufts University

University of Massachuttes, Amherst

Michigan

Michigan State University

Michigan Technological University

University of Michigan

Wayne State University

Minnesota

University of Minnesota

Mississippi

University of Mississippi

Missouri

University of Missouri System

Washington University in St. Louis

Montana

Montana State University

Nebraska

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nevada

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

New Hampshire

Dartmouth College

University of New Hampshire

New Jersey

Princeton University

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

New Mexico

University of New Mexico

New York

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Columbia University

Cornell University

New York University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rockefeller University

Stony Brook University

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

University of Rochester Medical Center

North Carolina

Duke University

East Carolina University

North Carolina State University

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

North Dakota

University of North Dakota

North Dakota State University Research Foundation

Ohio

Ohio State University

Ohio University

University of Akron

University of Toledo

University of Cincinnati

Wright State University

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State University

University of Oklahoma

Oregon

Oregon State University

Portland State University

University of Oregon

Pennsylvania

Carnegie Mellon University

Temple University

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Pennsylvania State University

Thomas Jefferson University

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

Rhode Island

Brown University

Tennessee

University of Tennessee

Vanderbilt University

Texas

Baylor College of Medicine

Rice University

University of Houston

University of Texas at Arlington

University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at Dallas

University of Texas at San Antonio

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Utah

Brigham Young University

University of Utah

Utah State University

Vermont

University of Vermont

Virginia

George Mason University

Old Dominion University

Virginia Commonwealth University

University of Virginia

Washington

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

University of Washington

Washington State University

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wyoming

University of Wyoming

United Kingdom

University of Cambridge