If Innovation Enterprise proposes an investment, a number of activities including the following will be initiated:

  • development of marketing and commercialization strategy (inventor included in process)
  • initiation of plan for obtaining statutory protection for IP (i.e. patent or copyright registration)
  • preparing a non-confidential summary (NCS) of the technology for exploring a licensing opportunity
  • posting the NCS to Innovation Enterprise's web site and other web sites and databases designed for marketing university technologies
  • network of industrial contacts, conferences, tradeshows, brochures, lectures, and mailing lists used to attract licensees

The inventor is consulted on all of these steps.