After protecting and marketing Intellectual Property, we select licensing partners. University Intellectual Property can be licensed to an established company or a startup company, depending on the type of technology. Faculty-driven startups play an important role in University licensing.

The relationships we build with student and faculty startups help promote entrepreneurship and innovation throughout the DU community. In developing an Intellectual Property portfolio for a business venture or startup, we will work to further the commercialization goals of the entrepreneur while balancing the University's goals of research and scholarship.

We will also craft an agreement between the University and a startup company to ensure the use of University Intellectual Property aligns with our policies and facilitates the successful development of the project.


Entrepreneurship@DU to inspire our community members (students, faculty, staff, alumni and others) to "bend" the traditional business model. No venture idea is too insignificant, crazy or impossible to chase. Entrepreneurship@DU offers networking events, mentoring, legal referrals, workspace and funding opportunities. We aspire to launch entrepreneurial and innovative Pioneers that will build a better tomorrow for Denver, Colorado and the world.

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    Small Business Innovation Research Program

    SBIR program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization.

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    Colorado Incentive Programs and Business Grants

    Colorado's Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) provides resources on available venture funding, credit and funding programs for eligible Colorado companies.

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    Entrepreneurship@DU gives students the freedom and the space to explore their interests, passions and purpose. We encourage our students and provide the support to think big, disrupt, solve problems and make an impact.­

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