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Like most academic institutions the research performed at Louisiana Tech University lies more toward the basic or fundamental side of the research continuum. We recognize that many of technologies we have available for licensing is at an early stage and will require substantial investment and further development by a licensee before it is ready for the marketplace. We understand that only industry with its manufacturing, marketing and sales capabilities is able to convert our innovations into commercial products. Consequently our terms reflect these realities.

That said, being strong in the engineering sciences we also conduct a significant amount of research the lies toward the applied side of the research continuum. Consequently we also have a fair number of relatively mature technologies available for licensing.

To see a partial list of our available technologies and issued patents, please follow the links below. For more information about our available technologies and research capabilities we encourage you to contact our office. Only by knowing your specific needs are we able to match you up with our various resources (faculty expertise, new technologies, and our unique research resources).

Available Technologies
Issued Patents

If you identify a promising technology that you feel could be the basis of one of your company’s new products and would like to gain more detailed information about the technology feel free to download our standard non-disclosure agreement (NDA), fill-in the relevant information and then fax us the completed, partially signed agreement for our countersignature. Once the NDA is in place we’ll be able to describe the technology in greater detail.

Standard Non-Disclosure Agreement

Additionally, companies often find that we can assist their product development efforts by sponsoring research at the University or accessing our unique research facilities and equipment. We are very amenable to these collaborative arrangements. To see a copy of our standard sponsored research and service or testing agreements, please follow the link to our sponsored research office.

Office of University Research

July 22nd, 2014

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