We are passionate about your research
Our primary mission is to advance the research enterprise through support of Clemson University faculty and students engaged in research to introduce them to respective industry partners. We work to connect the University to external opportunities for research collaboration with the intent of creating a sustainable model of collaborative industry sponsored research feeding back into the university research enterprise.
Looking for a technology or invention to commercialize? View featured technologies available to be licensed.
Super-Resolution Microscopy for Live Cell Imaging
Clemson University researchers have developed a method of super-resolution microscopy that allows for imaging of live samples without causing damage to the cellular architecture.
Spatial Image Digitizer to Improve Agricultural GIS
Clemson University researchers have developed a spatial image digitizer (SID) to help farmers with growing crops and increase yields.
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CURF supports Clemson University innovators by protecting, developing, and managing University intellectual property. We also aid University researchers who seek to mature their technologies by helping them identify and secure additional funding and connecting them with the right industry commercialization partners.
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Disclose and protect your IP, read the university IP Policy, explore our student resources, find graduate internship opportunities, and get access to our intake form.
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See all available technologies, find faculty partners, explore our industry resources, access our service and support intake form, and download forms and agreements.
Our Core Competencies
Technology Evaluation and Market Analysis
CURF can help you with customer discovery activities to assess interest in your idea in the marketplace, evaluate your idea against the five risk elements or commercialization, and provide detailed reports about potential challenges and opportunities.
Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Protection
CURF can assist in disclosure and reporting of IP, evaluate the commercial opportunity, protect through patenting or other means, and find opportunities for further development through sponsored research or licensing.
Technology Marketing and Licensing
CURF can help you market your technology — and your own value as a researcher — with the objective of licensing the technology to a commercial partner.
Business Development and Technology Maturation Funding
CURF can identify organizations that may provide research funding, technology maturation funding, or market analysis to further develop your research idea or technology. We also have our own Technology Maturation Fund.