How does MUCN Interact with Collaborators?
"Innovative technology and knowledge-based companies are changing the way we do business and redefining the forces that contribute to economic success. At the center of this knowledge- and idea-based economy are knowledgeable workers who will fill the high-skill, high-wage jobs that will be used to measure our future prosperity. Driving this emerging economy are colleges and universities that train these workers and generate the discoveries that fuel economic growth and create new opportunity.
The leaders in this Knowledge Economy will be those organizations and states that understand and invest in ideas, innovation and technology."
- Ohio Board of Regents "Ohio's Knowledge Economy Awareness Toolkit"
Miami University has the facilities and intellectual resources that can engage industrial and institutional collaborators in significant basic and applied projects. MUCN works through the Miami Center for Innovation and Commercialization's (MCIC) whose vision is to become the Miami University and business community's one-stop-shop for innovative product development and commercialization needs. MCIC is dedicated to the development and commercialization of intellectual property. As collaborative partners, MCIC and MUCN deliver these benefits:
- Aggregates the strengths of Miami University's intellectual property, faculty, students, and facilities to assist new entrepreneurial companies while developing solutions that enhance existing businesses.
- Facilitates university/industry partnerships commercializing new technologies which create new manufacturing and knowledge-based jobs.
- Creates better prepared entrepreneurs, scientists, and leaders for tomorrow by providing innovative hands-on educational opportunities for students through coordinating real world projects with entrepreneurial students.
- Increases University opportunities for industry/government sponsored research and consulting which lead to continued professional development, invention disclosures, and state-of-the-art curriculum.
- Encourages break-thru solutions to industry problems through development of an efficient, streamlined commercialization process for relevant patents and research projects with potential long-term financial opportunities for those involved.
- Provides an increasing source of revenue for Miami University through licensing royalties, commercializing of non-core university services/products, and sale of equity holdings developed by the commercialization of intellectual property thus helping to offset increasing demands on limited state revenues.
MUCN faculty and staff will sign confidentiality agreements and Miami University will participate in joint development and "work-for-hire" projects. Contact Dr. Wolf Spendel, Industrial Liaison, via email or by calling (513) 529-8081.