The Milken Institute ranked NC State as one of the
Top 25 universities for technology transfer

Learn more about how we stack up against the nation's leading universities

 

Our Stats

Among all US universities surveyed by the Association of University Technology Managers, NC State ranked 6th for licensing and optioning research discoveries to industry.

Among surveyed universities without medical schools, NC State consistently ranks among the top 10 for key technology transfer metrics including:

  • Licenses and Options Executed (2nd)
  • Invention Disclosures¬†(5th)
  • Startups launched (4th)

 

Five Year Metrics

 FY15FY16FY17FY18FY19
DISCLOSURES
Inventions196225217210226
Software4136181829
Plant Variety2017202527
Copyright291314198
Trademark40001
Tangible Research Materials10634
Total291290275276295
PATENT ACTIVITY
New Patents Filed181229241264292
U.S. Patents Issued2358474641
Foreign Patents Issued2412162834
Total Patents Issued4365597275
COMMERCIALIZATION AGREEMENTS
Patent License2742463942
Software License43366
Plant License3745384949
Copyright License710214
Tangible Research Materials License31230
Options6163784353
Total139164169145155
MISCELLANEOUS AGREEMENTS
MTA201203241258245
CDA377404367362354
Other233306297272293
Total811913905892892
REVENUE
Royalties ($ millions)$7.6$3.8$4.4$5.3$5.6
NEW VENTURE DEVELOPMENT
Startup Companies1212152021