Inventors display and discuss their invention Speech pathology and audiology professor Donna Scarborough and engineering professor Michael Bailey-Van Kuren patented a controlled-flow "sippy" cup that helps patients with special needs.

Partnering with Miami

Contact Us: Partnering with Miami

Reid Smith
Director of Technology Transfer & Business Partnerships
102 Roudebush Hall

Miami University has long been a resource for industry and commercial partners seeking expertise and specialized technical capabilities.  The Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship (OARS) assists researchers with corporate-sponsored research and other industry agreements.  The Office of Technology Transfer and Business Partnerships engages with external corporate partners to facilitate technology development and commercialization and assist in the process of negotiating research or service contracts and agreements, material transfer agreements, nondisclosure/confidentiality agreements and other agreements that support the university’s research enterprise. In addition, Miami is home to a large number of University Centers and Institutes  that can quickly connect you to world-class researchers and consultants.

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