Research

West Chester University

Gautam Pillay, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President
628 S. High Street
Filano Hall, Room 205
610-436-3592
Fax: 610-436-2689
gpillay@wcupa.edu


Technology Transfer

West Chester University offers Technology Transfer and Commercialization services for faculty, students and staff of the University through a cooperative effort with the State System office and the Penn State Research Foundation.

Technology transfer is the process of transferring scientific findings from one organization to another for the purpose of further development and commercialization. The process typically includes:

  • Identifying new technologies
  • Protecting technologies through patents and copyrights
  • Forming development and commercialization strategies such as marketing and licensing to existing private sector companies

Guidance and resources for Student Intellectual Property, both academic and work-related, are also available, including helpful guidance for student-business projects. See the PASSHE Technology Transfer and Commercialization website for more information.