Our office negotiates all license and option agreements related to commercialization of University-owned technologies.
Standard terms for licensing UM technologies may involve several different arrangements. For example, upfront license fees, running royalties, and/or equity. Because each technology has a different market value and industry standards vary by technology, the exact arrangements are negotiated through the Director of Technology Commercialization.
Additional information about UM’s Technologies Available for Licensing including Non-Confidential Summaries, Confidential Summaries and complete Technical Brochures can be requested through our office.
If you are interested in discussing licensing any of these technologies, please contact:
Allyson M. Best, M.B.A.
Director, Office of Technology Commercialization
NOTE: If you are interested in licensing the use of University licensing marks including, but not limited to, all logos, scripts, images, etc. trademarked or copyrighted by the university for the purpose of furthering the University of Mississippi brand, you may contact Contractual Services Management:
P.O. Box 1848
1111 Jackson Ave Center
University, MS 38677
Click here for licensing information
NOTE: If you are interested in discussing opportunities for collaboration or licensing of any technologies at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, please contact:
Jim Petell, Director, Innovation Development and Licensing Office
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Division
University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216-4505
T: 601-815-5030 | F: 601-815-5010
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
One of the primary roles of the ORSP Office of Technology Commercialization is to negotiate intellectual property related agreements. In order to facilitate collaborations the following express agreements have been developed. Input from a number of industrial partners has been incorporated in the agreements to meet the needs of both for profit and non-profit organizations.
Material Transfer Agreement (MTA)
A Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) is a legal contract which designates the terms to be followed for the transfer of experimental materials (biological, mechanical, electronic, etc.) coming into or going out of the University. For more information, see Material Transfer Agreements.
For inquires on Material Transfer Agreements please contact OTC at email@example.com.
Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDA/NDA)
A Confidential Disclosure Agreement or CDA (also known as a Non-Disclosure Agreement or NDA) is a legal contract which protects the confidential information generated at UM and/or that of our outside collaborators. For more information, see Confidential Disclosure Agreements.
For inquires on Confidential Disclosure Agreements please contact OTC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memoranda of Understanding (MOU)
For inquires on Memorandas of Understanding please contact OTC at email@example.com.
For inquires on Licensing Agreements please contact Allyson Best, Director of Technology Commercialization at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opportunities for Industry Sponsored Research
Because of the wide range of expertise found among our researchers, numerous opportunities for collaboration between industry and the University of Mississippi exist. State of the art facilities such as the Thad Cochran National Center for Natural Products Research and the Jamie L. Whitten National Center for Physical Acoustics are just a few of the unique resources available to industry on the UM campus. For a complete list of UM Research Centers and Institutes, go to the ORSP Centers & Institutes page.
UM Researchers: Please contact your assigned Program Development Specialist in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
Potential Corporate Partners: Please contact Mickey McLaurin, ORSP Research Administration Advisor-Pre-Award.
Listed below are just a few examples of the technology capabilities found at UM. To view a summary document for a particular area of interest, please select from the attachments at the bottom of the page.
Life and Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Drug Delivery
- Drugs of Abuse
- Dietary Supplements
Engineering, Computer Science and Physical Acoustics
- Porous Materials
- Composite Materials
- Thermal Science
- Composite Structures and Nano-Engineering
- Biomass Conversion
Office of Technology Commercialization
University of Mississippi
100 Barr Hall
University, MS 38677-1848