Our mission is to accelerate the translation of cutting-edge research at UAH into impactful products and services for the public. We provide a range of services to support faculty, students, and researchers in developing and commercializing their ideas, including intellectual property management, industry engagement, business development, and startup support. By fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, we aim to create a dynamic ecosystem that leverages the unique strengths of UAH to drive economic growth and positive social impact.


Our vision is to serve as a catalyst for innovation, transformation, and progress in our community, region, state, and beyond. We empower our faculty, students, and researchers to drive innovation and economic growth by providing them with the resources, expertise, and networks needed to effectively commercialize their inventions. We envision a vibrant ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship that bridges the gap between academia and industry that creates a positive and lasting impact on society.


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To encourage and facilitate innovation

We aim to foster an environment of creativity and innovation that encourages the development of new ideas and technologies by faculty, students, and researchers.

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To protect intellectual property

We work to identify, protect, and manage the intellectual property developed by the university community, including patents, copyrights, and trademarks.

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To facilitate technology transfer

We actively seek out potential industry partners and investors to license or commercialize the university's technologies, and negotiate deals that maximize the benefits to the university and the public.

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To promote economic development

We promote economic development by creating new jobs, attracting industry partners and investors, and fostering a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation.

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To create social impact

We seek to develop and commercialize technologies that have a positive impact on society, such as those that address environmental, health, or social challenges.

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To generate revenue

We generate revenue for the university through licensing fees, royalties, funded research, equity stakes, and other means.

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To embody integrity, service, diversity, equity, and inclusivity

We strive for high standards of ethics, respect, and transparency in order to provide a high level of service to all of our stakeholders and touch points. We are committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity in all aspects of the organization.