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 (5th)

 

Five Year Metrics

 FY14FY15FY16FY17FY18
DISCLOSURES
Inventions204196225217210
Software2241361818
Plant Variety1320172025
Copyright1429131419
Trademark54000
Tangible Research Materials01063
Total258291290275275
PATENT ACTIVITY
New Patents Filed186181229241264
U.S. Patents Issued4020534344
Foreign Patents Issued4224121628
Total Patents Issued8243655972
COMMERCIALIZATION AGREEMENTS
Patent License4027424639
Software License14336
Plant License2737453849
Copyright License071021
Tangible Research Materials License23123
Options7561637843
Total145139164169141
MISCELLANEOUS AGREEMENTS
MTA165201203241258
CDA395377404367362
Other184233306297272
Total744811913905892
REVENUE
Royalties ($ millions)$7.5$7.6$3.8$4.4$5.3
NEW VENTURE DEVELOPMENT
Startup Companies1012121520