Your Work Matters

Your Work Matters

ASU researchers are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges, from reliable grid power and DNA computing to cancer detection and weight management. Skysong Innovations collaborates with faculty, students and partners across academia and industry to help their cutting-edge research deliver a meaningful societal impact.

Inventor Portal

How Do You Benefit?

Protection

Our experienced team will guide you through the process with the goal of filing the best patent and/or copyright application possible to ensure your commercial success.

Funding

Inventors and their labs receive a share of licensing revenues. Sponsored research agreements can provide additional funding going forward.

Tenure/Promotion

Technology transfer activities are now credited in the tenure and promotion process in some ASU departments, including the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Steps to Working with Us

01

Invention Disclosure

We have the expertise to transform scientific research and innovation into commercially viable technology. The first step of this process requires you completing and submitting a Disclosure form, providing a description of your invention.

02

Technology Evaluation

Skysong Innovations’ team will evaluate your technology’s commercial viability and IP potential. Our industry experts and patent counsel may also assess your invention to provide a more robust perspective on its marketability.

03

Marketing

Skysong Innovations staff actively contact potential licensing targets who will discuss your invention and determine their interest. The marketing and licensing process is ongoing, and may be done in stages as improvements are made.

04

IP Protection

Skysong Innovations closely safeguards new technologies to provide all parties with the highest level of protection in licensing transactions. We carefully balance your academic and commercial interests with thoughtful planning and ongoing collaboration with faculty, researchers and students.

05

Technology Licensing

Once Skysong Innovations finds a licensee for your invention, we negotiate, execute and manage the resulting license agreement. Negotiating a license agreement can be a lengthy process. Please be aware that not all inventions make their way to the licensing stage.

Begin a rewarding partnership with Skysong Innovations

Through the activities of Skysong Innovations, ASU is annually one of the top-performing U.S. universities in terms of intellectual property inputs (inventions disclosed by ASU researchers) and outputs (licensing deals and start-ups) relative to the size of the university’s research enterprise.

We have been quite fortunate to be able to work with world-class researchers at ASU focused on use-inspired research activities. Our team partners with industry and investors to execute rapid and efficient deals that aren’t bogged down by the typical institutional constraints.”
Augustine Cheng, Skysong Innovations CEO

Intellectual Property 101

Skysong Innovations operates as the exclusive intellectual property management and technology transfer organization for ASU.
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ASU Students

ASU is known for its unique and effective approach to growing an entrepreneurial enterprise within a public university system.
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