At Duquesne, research results are further developed for commercial uses through technology transfer. These collaborations developed treatments for cancer and infectious diseases, vaccines, cyber security, forensic science and environmental technologies. In 2005-06, Duquesne faculty submitted eight invention disclosures and filed eight patent applications, bringing the total to 41 active patents.
Technology transfer also builds a local base of companies that provide jobs for graduates and internships for students. These relationships let businesses in the region take advantage of the expertise at Duquesne.
Office of Research Facilitates Technology Transfer
The Office of Research assists in bringing new technologies developed at Duquesne University to society by negotiating commercial licensing agreements, fostering entrepreneurship and facilitating the start-up of new companies.
Faculty or other University employees who wish to explore technology transfer opportunities should contact the Associate Academic Vice President for Research.
To discuss technology transfer and intellectual property arrangements, contact the Office of Research.
Keystone Innovation Zone
The Pittsburgh Central Keystone Innovation Zone (PCKIZ) was started by Duquesne University and the Hill House Economic Development Corp. in 2007 with a $237,300 state grant to support operations.
The Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority established the new PCKIZ, which is designed to generate job growth in technology areas such as medical devices, tissue engineering, drug discovery, pharmaceutics, compliance engineering, digital media, record management, software, cyber security and nanotechnology.
Contact Dr. Alan Seadler to learn more or get involved in the PCKIZ