CURF is a knowledgeable insider in both business and academia, guiding faculty members from idea to commercialization.
We're creating a pathway for innovation.
Passionate about Research.
Our primary mission is to build meaningful, ongoing relationships with Clemson University faculty, students engaged in research, and administration, as well as outside resources and industry partners. The purpose is to connect the University to outside industries and identify opportunities for research collaboration, creating a sustainable model for research dollars and opportunities feeding back into the university research enterprise.
Ambassadors for Research and Tech Transfer.
We come alongside our stakeholders and serve as guides, ambassadors, and translators. With our established track record in business development, entrepreneurship, corporate partnerships, and the public sector, we can bridge knowledge gaps, interpreting and communicating the unique requirements of academia to industry partners and vice versa.
We work in collaboration with the department heads, administrative offices, and faculty researchers at Clemson University to protect IP, add value to research projects, and simplify the tech transfer process. Through our process, we help researchers secure additional funding and identify a variety of funding opportunities.
Innovative and Nimble.
As an independent, affiliated 501(c)3 organization we support the University research enterprise in a variety of ways including, but not limited to greater contracting flexibility, access to external resources more quickly, and accept equity as a form of consideration. We’re able to be innovative and nimble in our pursuit of greater research opportunities for our faculty and students engaged in research.
Vested Partners in Your Success.
We invest all available resources in the promotion of the University’s research talent and infrastructure. As a support organization for the research enterprise, our primary motivation is to ensure faculty success through improved researcher-industry engagement, increased sponsored research funding, and technology adoption through licensing and start-ups.