Miami University, University of Dayton streamline support for patent exploration services

Dominik Konkolewicz and students

Dominik Konkolewicz, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Miami, recently received a CAREER grant from the Faculty Early Career Development program of the National Science Foundation. Read about his research.

To serve Southwest Ohio more efficiently, Miami University and the University of Dayton have entered into a shared services agreement for technology transfer activities.

The agreement leverages resources of the University of Dayton to provide support for patent exploration and other areas of development and commercialization for Miami research.

“This agreement allows us to streamline operations to avoid the duplication of processes and infrastructure within the Dayton region,” said Jim Oris, associate provost for research and scholarship at Miami.

In addition, Miami and the University of Dayton have submitted a joint request to the state for matching funds to create a technology validation and startup fund. The state funds would come from Ohio Third Frontier, which is committed to transforming the state’s economy through the accelerated growth of diverse startup and early-stage technology companies.

If funded, the proposed Miami University-University of Dayton tech validation and startup fund will invest in advancing technologies at both institutions that can be further developed into products by startups and other young companies in Ohio.

Together with a recently-announced collaboration between Miami and the Wright Brothers Institute to commercialize Air Force Research Laboratory-developed technology, these collaborations between Miami and the University of Dayton enhance the capacity for technology development and the startup ecosystem in the region.

The University of Dayton Research Institute is a national leader in scientific and engineering research. Its professional researchers provide support in a variety of technical areas, ensuring customer success by delivering affordable and innovative solutions, leading-edge technologies and outstanding service. The institute leverages the expertise of faculty and students, along with its partners in academia, government and industry, to address unique technical challenges and help the university fulfill its commitment to education, research and public service.

Miami University is home to the nationally ranked Institute for Entrepreneurship, recognized as an Ohio Center of Excellence. The Institute includes the Thomas C. Page Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, which focuses on undergraduate teaching and research, and the Center for Social Entrepreneurship, which has been internationally recognized for its award-winning program that seeks to apply innovative solutions to persistent social problems. A key feature of the institute is that it brings together students with different academic majors from across the university.