Texas State University through its Office of Technology Commercialization is committed to regional economic development through the establishment of strong industrial research and commercialization partnerships.
We are dedicated to creating lasting relationships through timely and fair consideration of proposals and agreements. We are a flexible organization and we offer a variety of templates to use as tools to begin discussions.
Guidelines for University-Industry Collaboration
The university has the authority to negotiate terms that it feels are fair, meet industry standards and that do not violate any of these principles:
Texas State University facilities and equipment are available for use by Texas State faculty and staff as part of their academic research activities. These resources are also available to them for use on Sponsored Research Agreements. Facilities and Equipment owned by the University may be made available to industrial partners on a fee for service basis. Any sharing of equipment or facilities must be governed by a written agreement.
Please contact the OTC for details.
Licensing University-Owned Technology
The license must be executed in accordance with the universty's mission. The follow are general principles that must be followed:
Contact the OTC. The OTC will:
Ask you for supporting documentation and information including but not limited to the following:
After information is gathered, the IP committee will meet to discuss and vote on the next action. More information may be requested. Once all the needed information and approvals are obtained, the agreement terms will be negotiated and finalized.
Exclusive licenses require approval of the university president and may require more time.
The agreement will contain, but is not limited to the following elements:
When the parties come to an agreement on license terms, the agreement will be finalized and necessary signatures obtained.