Licensing Opportunities

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The Ames Laboratory’s Contract allows for Privately Funded Technology Transfer (PFTT). PFTT is a Contractor activity, which allows ISU to perform patenting and licensing activities for the Laboratory. The ISU Research Foundation (ISURF) and ISU's Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer provides these services on behalf of the Laboratory.

Under PFTT, the Laboratory, Contractor, and inventors share in any monetary success derived from DOE funded intellectual property.  Royalties in excess of 5% of the Laboratory's budget are also shared with the U.S. Treasury. 

For additional information on technologies available for licensing, visit the web site of the ISU Research Foundation then enter "Ames Lab" in the search field.  

Featured Technologies Available for Licensing (click on image)

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