Research and Graduate Studies
Curiosity Meets Consequence

Innovation, Technology Transfer and Partnerships

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Innovation occurs when ideas are put to use in a manner that improves practice, whether in a professional community or in society at large.  We work to support the transition of the fruits of Lehigh research into practice by the most effective means.  Paths for innovation include open publication, enabling others to make direct use of our results, collaboration with user communities in industry and elsewhere, and cultivation of paths to commercialization.

The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) assists with finding paths to widespread use of research results, especially through commercialization. OTT will help to determine when protection of intellectual property is likely to enable development of results for widespread practice through commercialization, manages Lehigh intellectual property, and assists in finding grant support for transitioning research results into commercial use.

OTT also provides review and approval of all material transfer agreements and confidentiality agreements related to your work at Lehigh.

The Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Innovation provides training and support for entrepreneurship among faculty and students and works to cultivate creativity in our academic community. 

The Office of Economic Engagement at Lehigh facilitates university research partnerships with industry, charitable foundations, and other interested organizations. For more information, contact research liaison, Kathy Zimmerman, at (610) 758-5481 or