The FORCES program is designed to support IUPUI researchers in the successful transformation of their research findings into commercially viable outcomes. The key goals of FORCES are to support: 1) realization of short-term projects that will enhance commercial value of IUPUI intellectual property assets, by facilitating commercialization of inventions, technologies, or other intellectual property derived from existing research projects, and 2) development of research initiatives that show great promise for commercialization of the research outcomes. The next RTR application deadline is September 15, 2014. For grant guidelines and application forms, click here.
When: Thursday, February 28, 2013 | 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Where: University Library, Room 1126
IUPUI faculty and students from across the disciplines are involved in innovative and exciting research projects — some of which might lead to inventions, technologies, software programs, or businesses. This workshop introduces faculty and students to the basics of research commercialization, intellectual property, and entrepreneurship in the IU system.
Representatives from the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the IU Research and Technology Corporation will outline the steps from research idea to commercial implementation in this informative session. They will answer such questions as: What are IU’s intellectual property policies? Should my software be open source or proprietary? Are there other researchers or community partners that can help me develop my idea? How do I translate my university research into a commercial product?