Innovation and Commercialization

Moving research discoveries to the public

Indiana University innovations transform society through the commercialization process. In 2018, IU received 38 patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, ranking 63rd in the "Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents 2018" report. Since 1997, IU research has generated nearly 3,200 inventions resulting in more than 4,800 global patent applications—important innovations that improve the economic strength of our state and the quality of life for all.