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Sponsor Collaborative Research Projects

Over the past five years, more than 350 companies in industries ranging from biotechnology and advanced manufacturing to agriculture and animal health have sponsored research at the University of Georgia. During this time, industry-funded research expenditures at UGA have increased sevenfold.

Sponsoring research at UGA can add value to your business by connecting you to the deep expertise our faculty offer. We want to understand your challenges and connect you to the right resources to move your business forward.

INDUSTRY COLLABORATIONS

Derek Eberhart, Executive Director of Innovation Gateway, can assist you with making the right contacts within UGA’s research enterprise.

In recognition of our strengths in agriculture and agricultural technologies, Chris Rhodes was recently named director of industry partnerships and project-based learning in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

INDUSTRY CONTRACTING

We understand how important intellectual property is in our collaboration. Recognizing this, we bring dedicated industry contracting resources to the table in addition to having streamlined the processes of contracting and licensing sponsored research. We have multiple agreements that allow you to easily license intellectual property developed during your project with us.

Let our contracting experts in Sponsored Projects Administration help you develop an agreement that is right for you and your company.

TRADITIONAL AGREEMENT

With the traditional agreement, terms are generally negotiable, there is no upfront fee, and sponsors have exclusive access to negotiate patent rights for up to six months after project completion.

INDUSTRY EXPRESS AGREEMENTS

We always want to get to work quickly on your project. For certain collaborations, a more streamlined approach is best to minimize time spent negotiating contracts. Using one of our Industry Express agreements also allows us to let you know up upfront how much any intellectual property rights will cost.

Our three Industry Express agreements offer companies an exclusive license to intellectual property, with set terms regarding the duration and cost of the license.

Start a research collaboration

Contact

Derek Eberhart
Executive Director, Innovation Gateway
706-542-2207
dereke@uga.edu

Discuss a sponsored project agreement

Contact

Nick Hinson
Contracting Officer, Sponsored Projects Administration
706.542.3650
nhinson@uga.edu