The Office of Innovation Advancement and Commercialization (IAC) serves as the link between the commercial marketplace and Auburn University faculty. IAC offers Auburn researchers expertise and guidance regarding the protection of intellectual property, including patents and copyrights, and in seeking licensing agreements with commercial entities to take Auburn research developments into the marketplace for the public benefit.
To support the development of the research program through providing a proactive program for the application and commercial development of intellectual property through patents, copyrights, licenses, and related programs.
The Office of Innovation Advancement and Commercialization seeks to create an environment which will (1) encourage the creation of technology-based intellectual property at Auburn University, (2) manage this intellectual property to promote its adoption by industry and (3) foster a close and productive relationship between Auburn University researchers and industry.
The Office of Innovation Advancement and Commercialization seeks to increase the royalty income and extramural research support generated from technology transfer activities with an increased emphasis on industry partnerships.
The Office of Innovation Advancement and Commercialization seeks to provide a strong organizational infrastructure to effectively protect and commercially develop the intellectual property produced from AU research.