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

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Staff Assistant
Technology Commercialization

Thea Bailey

Executive Assistant to Kevin Taylor

Cameron Groff


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

Jason Dahlman, PhD, CLP


Director, Intellectual Property and Contracts

David Mess, MS, JD, CLP


Senior Licensing Officer

Frank Norris


Senior Intellectual Property and Grant Compliance Officer

John Cocumelli, JD


Associate Vice President, Technology Commercialization

Kevin Taylor


Senior Licensing Officer

Ryan Zinn


Senior Licensing Officer

Stewart Davis, CLP, RTTP


Business Operations Consultant

Aditi Bhatiya

Invention Compliance Officer

Lisa Siefker

Business Operations Senior Analyst
Operational Excellence

Chad Bahan

Licensing Analyst

Erika Csatary

Executive Director, Licensing

Don Taylor

Licensing Officer

Panqing He


Business Operations, Senior Analyst

Jacob Decot


Senior Accountant

Chris Rex


Senior Licensing Officer

Andrew Hampton

Associate Director of Licensing
Engineering

Mandana Ashouri

Associate Director of Licensing
Health Sciences

Panya Taysavang

Senior Licensing Officer

Chris Willson

Senior Licensing Officer

Adam Schworer

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