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Among all US universities surveyed by the Association of University Technology Managers, NC State ranked 9th 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 Invention Disclosures (5th), Startups launched (3rd), and Licenses and Options Executed (2nd).

 


Five Year Metrics

 FY13FY14FY15FY16FY17
DISCLOSURES
Inventions188204196225217
Software2322413618
Plant Variety2413201720
Copyright314291314
Trademark05400
Tangible Research Materials00106
Total238258291290275
PATENT ACTIVITY
New Patents Filed145186181229241
U.S. Patents Issued3840205343
Foreign Patents Issued7042241216
Total Patents Issued10782436559
COMMERCIALIZATION AGREEMENTS
Patent License3840274246
Software License91433
Plant License2127374538
Copyright License807102
Tangible Research Materials License22312
Options3375616378
Total111145139164169
MISCELLANEOUS AGREEMENTS
MTA144165201203241
CDA344395377404367
Other189184233306297
Total677744811913905
REVENUE
Royalties ($ millions)$6.8$7.5$7.6$3.8$4.4
NEW VENTURE DEVELOPMENT
Startup Companies810121215