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Where Academia & Industry Meet

Helping companies connect with a vibrant community of inventors and innovators—check out the great work that our faculty, graduate students, and affiliate organizations are doing.


Confidence in The Process

A guide to Securing IP

CURF offers multiple types of agreements to provide the appropriate level rights to a company for specified technologies. Before IP can be secured from Clemson, the company must complete a License Application to begin the commercialization process.

Our Licensing Process


Seven Steps

Licensing & Commercialization

Our process guides companies who are looking to license or commercialize proprietary intellectual property developed by inventors at Clemson University. CURF uses their resources and expertise to smoothly bring the invention to market.

Affiliates & Partners

Key organizations within our community that are assisting local entrepreneurs.

  • UIDP Strengthening University Industry Partnerships
  • SCBIO Life Sciences Industry
  • SCRA


Inquiry Intake Form

CURF is here to connect you with the inventor and technology that meets your needs. To ensure a timely response from the appropriate CURF representative, we use an Inquiry Intake Form to prioritize and streamline processing requests related to research or technology transfer.

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Centers & Institutes

Center for Advanced Fiber and Films

The Center for Advanced Fiber and Films (CAEFF) provides an integrated research and education environment for the systems-oriented study of fibers and films. To control structure in polymeric fibers and films, industries need sophisticated tools and models as well as a new generation of engineers and scientists with experimental, modeling, and visualization expertise. CAEFF will promote the transformation from trial-and-error development to computer-based design of fibers and films.

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Centers & Institutes

Clemson University Advanced Materials Center

Clemson’s Advanced Materials Center is anchored by the Advanced Materials Research Laboratory (AMRL). The AMRL is home to one of the nation’s finest electron microscope facilities, which enables researchers to examine materials at the atomic level.

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Centers & Institutes

Center for Advanced Power Engineering Research

As a membership drive consortium among universities and industry partners in the Southeast region of the United States, The Center for Advanced Power Engineering Research (CAPER) works to develop grid modernization technologies and improve the education opportunities for students studying electric power engineering.

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Centers & Institutes

Ceramic, Composite and Optical Materials Center

The Ceramic, Composite and Optical Materials Center (CCOMC) is a cooperative research program between Clemson University and Rutgers University. Combining both Rutgers researchers’ expertise in ceramic processing and structural materials with the Clemson researchers’ expertise in synthesis of ceramic, related optical materials, and the processing of particulate materials, the CCOMC provides unique advantages to its members.

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Centers & Institutes

Center for Flexible Packaging

The Center for Flexible Packaging (CEFPACK) is an extension of Clemson University’s Department of Food Nutrition and Packaging Sciences. The center provides laboratory experiences to undergraduate and graduate students at Clemson University and offers a broad range of packaging support services to industry partners.

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Centers & Institutes

Center for Optical Materials Science & Engineering Technologies

An interdisciplinary unit of the College of Engineering and Science at Clemson University. COMSET provides an organized framework with significant centralized infrastructure for faculty with common interests to collaborate in developing advanced materials, devices and systems that generate, transmit, manipulate and utilize light.

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Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research

Anchored by the Carroll A. Campbell Jr. Graduate Engineering Center, CU-ICAR is working to become the premier automotive and motorsports research and education facility in the world. To date, public and private partners have invested more than $215 million in CU-ICAR.

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Centers & Institutes

National Brick Research Center

The National Brick Research Center will advance the technology of clay brick materials and products, augment the education of ceramic and materials engineering students, and educate and serve individuals in the brick industry with a resultant increase and improved use of structural clay building products.

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Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design & Graphics

The Sonoco Institute was created to exploit the synergies that exist between the graphic communications and packaging science departments. It is the only university program in the country with this one-of-a-kind multidisciplinary approach to packaging as a core competency.

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