Technology Transfer

If the ultimate goal of a UNMC sponsored project is to improve the health, then transferring UNMC intellectual property from the academic laboratory to the marketplace is a key step.  UNeMed is the technology transfer arm of UNMC.

Bayh-Dole Act

The Bayh-Dole Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-517; 35 U.S.C. 200-212) provides incentives for the practical application of research supported through federal funding.  It strikes a balance between ensuring the timely transfer of the technology to the private sector and protecting the limited rights of the Federal government.  Per the Bayh-Dole Act, UNMC must:

Invention Reporting

To meet Bayh-Dole requirements, UNeMed reports federally funded inventions to the federal government via the iEdison system.

In addition to Bayh-Dole requirements, grant applications and progress reports must indicate whether or not any subject inventions were made and, if inventions were made, if whether they were reported.

Export Control

Federal laws prohibit the unlicensed export of certain items when:

An export is any oral, written, electronic or visual disclosure, shipment, transfer or transmission of commodities, technology, information, technical data, assistance or software codes to:

Most exports do not require government licenses. However, licenses are required for exports that the U.S. government considers "license controlled" under:

Read the UNMC Policy on Export Control.