To proactively promote and support a culture of learning and innovation at UAH by creating and capitalizing on commercial opportunities that benefit our constituents. To provide value-added services to our constituents on intellectual property-related matters. To proactively and effectively communicate innovations from UAH to the marketplace. To increase R&D funding to UAH from non-traditional sources. To contribute to the development of knowledge economy in the community, the region, and state of Alabama. To build stronger ties to the public and private sectors.