Technology Innovation and Commercialization Program

Student writing on sticky note on classroom wall
 Students listening to Dr. Tim Holcomb lecture
 Dr. Jim Friedman working with students at Cintrifuse
 Sticky notes covering David Eyman's office walls
 Executive talking to participants and other executives at Startup Pitch Competition

Miami University, the Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship (OARS), and the Institute for Entrepreneurship collaborates with the Wright Brothers Institute (WBI) and the University of Dayton to identify technologies from an Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) portfolio of more than 1,000 patents that have potential commercial use for public good.

Technological advances include innovations in energy storage, healthcare monitoring, and advanced manufacturing go far beyond military sciences. The agreement established the Miami University–AFRL Research Technology Commercialization Accelerator, a collaboration that provides Miami University faculty, staff, and students support in reviewing and accessing the lab’s entire open portfolio of patents and patent applications.