Have you invented something that could change the world?

Do you want to copyright something you think might be incredibly valuable? Turning your scholarship and ideas into products is a way to have real social impact, and also generate revenue. If you are this person, you may be a budding entrepreneur – or, since there are two bottom lines at stake – you are what is known as a “social entrepreneur.” The mission of the Concordia University Technology Transfer Office is to help you translate your ideas into social impact.

Technology transfer is the process of translating ideas and creations that can be patented or copyrighted into commercial products. This is something universities have become involved in since the Bayh Dole Act was passed in 1980. Concordia University now has a Technology Transfer Office (TTO) that is part of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP).

Contact us for assistance with preparation and filing of: (a) Material transfer agreements, (b) Confidential disclosure agreements, (c) Invention disclosure filings, (d) Provisional patent filing, (e) Securing of copyright protection, and (f) Business development/marketing. These documents are maintained by the Technology Transfer Office.

First step

An invention is defined as any new or useful process or discovery, art, method, technique, machine, device manufacture, software, composition of matter, or improvement thereof. Please complete this Invention Disclosure form and email it to Julie Dresen.

Please note: To use the interactive functionality of the PDF forms (to fill out the form digitally). Download/save the adobe PDF form to your desktop first.

Meet our entrepreneur-in-residence

Richelle Martin is the Managing Director of the Winnow Fund, a $10 million venture fund which plans to make pre-seed stage investments with a focus on companies founded around innovative ideas from students at Wisconsin universities. Richelle is a Wisconsin native who obtained a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Her first opportunity to work with entrepreneurs was through the Law School’s Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, where she provided pro bono legal assistance to early stage companies. Prior to starting the Winnow Fund, Richelle was the leader of the Office of Industrial Partnerships at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also actively involved with Fetch Wisconsin Rescue, Jazz at Five, the Justin J. Watt Foundation, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Contact us:

Tonya Bartoletti
Assistant Director

Rachel Heil
Pre Award & Undergraduate Research Coordinator

Katherine Hause-Schott
Grants Accountant