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Facilitating the Commercialization of University Innovation: The Carolina Express License Agreement


Joseph M. DeSimone


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lesa Mitchell


Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

April 1, 2010

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Research Paper

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As the United States recovers from the most severe recession since the 1930s, efforts to boost economic growth assume paramount importance. This means not only finding ways to spur rapid job creation but also advancing the country’s capacity for innovation. One way to do this is to encourage academic research enterprises to facilitate the transfer and spillover of scientific and technological research into commercial application. In particular, the research laboratories of our nation’s universities are unparalleled sources of dynamic new spin-off and startup companies. These fledgling enterprises in turn have the potential to become high-growth firms. Recent Kauffman Foundation research demonstrates that top-performing new companies are a fertile source of new jobs.

In this paper, we examine an innovative new set of practices associated with the commercialization of university research developed and implemented at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. New standard licensing agreements support and expedite firm formation as an outcome of university-based intellectual property. A committee chaired by one of this paper’s authors developed the licensing agreement. The committee included entrepreneurial UNC faculty members with experience in firm birthing, colleagues from the Office of Technology Development (OTD), venture capitalists from the firm Intersouth Partners, and attorneys from a number of firms that have represented UNC startups. The outcome of these discussions produced the Carolina Express License Agreement.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 13

Keywords: Technology, Tech Transfer, University Research, Spin-Off, Startup, High-Growth, Firm

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Date posted: April 21, 2010  

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DeSimone, Joseph M. and Mitchell, Lesa, Facilitating the Commercialization of University Innovation: The Carolina Express License Agreement (April 1, 2010). Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Research Paper. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1585447

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Joseph M. DeSimone
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( email )
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.chem.unc.edu
Lesa Mitchell (Contact Author)
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation ( email )
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2046
United States
8169321109 (Phone)
8169321430 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.kauffman.org
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