Inventors

Partnering to advance discoveries and innovations

Ever wonder how to get your research commercialized? Often faculty are not sure who at Ohio State can help commercialize their research. Our technology commercialization team is here to help you navigate the process every step of the way from idea to translation into products and services that improve people’s lives.

The pathway to market

Our technology commercialization team is here to help researchers facilitate the translation of research and innovation into the market where it can have an impact on people and the economy. Technologies can be commercialized through at least two pathways - existing companies or startup companies. In some cases, the technology commercialization team may explore both pathways simultaneously. The choice of pathway is dependent upon a variety of factors including the intended involvement of the creator, the readiness level of the technology, the size of the problem the technology addresses and the impact the technology will have on the market.

Licensing to an Existing Company Creating a Startup

TCO is here for you!

Are you excited by a research idea, discovery, or insight that could have an impact on the world around us? If so, please let the Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) know! Email us a brief description of your idea or discovery and a technology commercialization professional will contact you. Your technology commercialization team will help you navigate the commercialization process from start to finish. Want to learn more about how the TCO can support you? Email us

Contact Us

Sr. Associate Vice President, Technology Commercialization

Kevin Taylor


Executive Assistant to Kevin Taylor

Cameron Groff


Associate Director of Licensing
Arts and Sciences | Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Jay Dahlman, PhD, CLP


Director, Intellectual Property and Contracts

David Mess, MS, JD, CLP


Senior Intellectual Property and Grant Compliance Officer

John Cocumelli, JD


Senior Licensing Officer

Ryan Zinn


Business Operations Consultant

Aditi Bhatiya


Senior Analyst
Operational Excellence

Chad Bahan


Licensing Officer

Erika Csatary


Executive Director, Licensing

Don Taylor


Business Operations, Senior Analyst

Jacob Decot


Senior Licensing Officer
AI | ML | Digital Health

Andrew Hampton


Associate Director of Licensing
Health Sciences

Panya Taysavang


Senior Licensing Officer

Chris Willson


Senior Licensing Officer
Health Sciences

Adam Schworer


Associate Director of Licensing (Engineering)

Mandana Ashouri


Licensing Officer

Ryan Lawson


Director, Commercialization Education

Tanya Mathew


Commercial Translational Architect

Joe Sharick


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