Innovation Partners provides a number of different programs to the university community it serves to enhance the commercialization-related efforts of faculty and staff. Innovation Partners also collaborates with other units on campus to design and deliver several of these programs. Browse below to learn more about our educational programs and student experiential learning initiatives.
Pro Bono IP Office Hours
Office hours are available at no cost to Texas A&M faculty, staff, and students. Thirty-minute appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis with IP attorneys from firms across Texas, including many who contract with the Texas A&M University System to provide legal services for Texas A&M System-owned intellectual property. If you are not sure you are ready to meet with an intellectual property attorney, check out our YouTube videos to learn how an IP attorney can help you.
Innovation Partners has developed several self-paced online courses to help increase the awareness and knowledge of key technology transfer and commercialization-related topics for faculty, staff, and students. Currently available courses cover technology transfer basics for university researchers, intellectual property basics, and patent analytics.
Regular virtual and in-person workshops are provided to faculty, staff, and students on a variety of topics related to technology transfer and commercialization. We are also able to arrange for customized workshops tailored for your department, college, or area of research, upon request. View our upcoming events.
Our curriculum insertion services incorporate technology commercialization topics into undergraduate and graduate courses on campus. This includes arranging for guest speakers on applicable topics, helping develop projects or assignments aligned with course objectives and technology translation activities, or developing or providing existing online learning modules to include in courses.
Other Educational Resources
Internal Video Library
Innovation Partners has hosted a variety of webinars and workshops in the past including topics on SBIR/STTR funding, marketing and funding for startups, working with incubators and accelerators, and license agreement basics. Recorded sessions are available for viewing at the link below.
External Video Library
This video library contains educational material related to the various aspects of technology transfer and commercialization, including how to access content through our partnership with AUTM, a leading organization on technology transfer education, and other helpful material produced by reputable organizations in the region or nationally that we recommend.
Commercialization Fellows Program
Our mission includes making commercialization support part of the university’s educational mission. One way we do that is through our commercialization fellows program, which connects faculty and staff interested in or with expertise in commercialization to our staff through seminars, educational programs, and opportunities to collaborate on moving the fruits of Texas A&M University’s research into the marketplace. If you are interested in learning more or applying to be a commercialization fellow, contact Andrew Morriss, Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.
Experiential Programs for Students
Innovation Partners offers a variety of learning experiences for students interested in increasing their exposure to and understanding of intellectual property and commercialization activities in a university tech transfer environment. For more information on any of these programs, please contact Megan Brown.