On behalf of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, IPS is delighted to announce the launch of the Innovation Fund. The VPRI Innovation Fund is an inter-disciplinary program designed to foster the accelerated translation of innovations developed at UO. The program provides translational research grant funding to enhance the probability that research discoveries will be transformed into new products, services, and companies that contribute to the Oregon economy. Awardees are expected to pursue additional funding with UO assistance to accelerate the impact of their research. 

  • Scope: $25K-$75K seed grants to bridge the gap to impact
  • Eligibility: Any research project with a disclosure to IPS or under project management
  • Applications: Rolling
  • Decision Time: One month 

Please see our the Program Instructions for additional information.


Innovation Partnership Services provides intellectual property management support, acquisition, and strategy — from research inception through the use of data, works, and technology created at UO. 

We assist the entire UO community in:

  • developing innovations and businesses
  • sharing of research tools (data, materials, content, and software)
  • transferring technology into the marketplace
  • forging mutually beneficial partnerships with industry

Please see our brochure for additional information.


Learn about the many services and tools IPS has to offer you in managing your project and related intellectual property.  Whether you are just beginning a new project, continuing an ongoing project, or ready to make work from your project available to the public now, our office can help you along the way.

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Members of the University community actively strive to connect their scholarship and apply their expertise to the problems that confront modern society.  Learn about current collaborations and ways in which your company can connect to University of Oregon research.


Find information about launching a startup from university research as well as links to many useful local, regional, and national resources.

Meet with Us

If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call the Innovation Partnership Services main desk at 541-346-3176 or email techtran@uoregon.edu.


If you would like to submit an Invention, Copyrightable Work, Software or Digital Media Disclosure, use your UO email address to create your Inventor Portal account and join your fellow Ducks today!  


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