Have you invented something that could change the world?

Do you want to copyright something you think might be incredibly valuable? Turning your scholarship and ideas into products is a way to have real social impact, and also generate revenue. If you are this person, you may be a budding entrepreneur – or, since there are two bottom lines at stake – you are what is known as a “social entrepreneur.” The mission of the Concordia University Technology Transfer Office is to help you translate your ideas into social impact.

Technology transfer is the process of translating ideas and creations that can be patented or copyrighted into commercial products. This is something universities have become involved in since the Bayh Dole Act was passed in 1980. Concordia University now has a Technology Transfer Office (TTO) that is part of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP).

Contact us for assistance with preparation and filing of: (a) Material transfer agreements, (b) Confidential disclosure agreements, (c) Invention disclosure filings, (d) Provisional patent filing, (e) Securing of copyright protection, and (f) Business development/marketing. These documents are maintained by the Technology Transfer Office.

First step

An invention is defined as any new or useful process or discovery, art, method, technique, machine, device manufacture, software, composition of matter, or improvement thereof. Please complete this Invention Disclosure form and email it to Julie Dresen.

Please note: To use the interactive functionality of the PDF forms (to fill out the form digitally). Download/save the adobe PDF form to your desktop first.

Meet our entrepreneur-in-residence

Concordia University is pleased that Loren Peterson, an experienced local entrepreneur, has been engaged to serve as Concordia’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence on a part-time basis effective June 15, 2017. In this new role, it is intended that Loren will support Concordia’s process for evaluating technologies for commercialization; assist with business development and patent commercialization activities; meet with faculty innovators to discuss commercialization and new venture formation; and, where appropriate, provide coaching and mentoring on enterprise launch, fund raising, market entry and other topics pertaining to the creation of new entrepreneurial ventures.

Loren is an entrepreneurial advisor and founder of EAS-MKE, LLC, a consulting firm working with institutions of higher education as well as their faculty and students on strategies and tactics for developing and commercializing innovative research, often through the formation of new companies established for this purpose. He has extensive operational experience with small-to-medium-sized businesses and has successfully financed and grown several drug development companies. Prior to forming EAS-MKE, Loren was a Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer for Venture Investors, LLC, a leading venture capital firms in the Midwest, focused on making seed and early stage health care and technology investments. Loren was responsible for all operations of the company’s capital partnerships including investor relations, financial reporting, legal, accounting, valuation analyses, and audit and tax compliance and issues. Earlier in his career, he worked for 15 years as a CPA and another 17 years as an executive in the pharmaceutical and drug development industry, which includes serving as President, CEO and Director of Milwaukee-based ZyStor Therapeutics from 2003 until 2010, when it was acquired by a large pharmaceutical company.

Contact us

Daniel Sem, Ph.D., M.B.A., J.D.
Director of Technology Transfer

Julie Dresen, EdD

Andy Dunn
Grants Accountant