Licensed Start-Up Companies

Licensed Start-up Companies are nonpublic companies that have an Option or License agreement for University of South Alabama technology and the University and/or one or more of its employees, students, members of their immediate families, or the University itself has taken an ownership interest in the company.

Relationships with these companies and their interactions with the University are governed by the Conflict of Interest in Research policy. 

All consulting relationships with these companies, whether paid or unpaid, require the approval of immediate supervisor via review of Request for External Professional Activities completed in the online COI Disclosure Reporting System, COI Risk Manager.

Office of Commercialization and Industry Collaboration

For more information on technology commercialization, as well as optioning or licensing University-owned intellectual property, contact the Office of Commercialization and Industry Collaboration.

Licensed Start Up COI Review:

This signed compliance statement  documents compliance of individuals who intends to take an ownership interest in a start-up company and/or hold a management or officer position.