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U of Cincinnati sees continued growth in innovation and commercialization

By Jesse Schwartz
Published: November 15th, 2023

The University of Cincinnati (UC) has been steadily growing as a hub for innovation and technology commercialization, a recent report shows.

In 2018-2022 at UC, invention disclosures rose 51%, patent filings rose 62% and issued patents rose 94% compared to the previous five years. This shift coincides with the 2018 launch of the Office of Innovation, housed in UC’s 1819 Innovation Hub.

“The work UC has done investing in our office and increasing our budget is absolutely significant,” says Geoffrey Pinski, assistant vice president for tech transfer at UC. “Now we’re seeing a more focused hiring approach, not only recruiting the best and the brightest, but recruiting those that are focused on commercialization, that have an interest in the process.”

A growing number of UC faculty have formed research and development partnerships with companies including Procter & Gamble and GE Aerospace.

“We often have expertise they don’t have,” Pinski says. “We have scientists that are looking at many problems from multiple different perspectives than their engineers, who are focused on their product line only. It’s truly a diversity of thought that provides that balance.”

Going forward, Pinski sees the university investing heavily in digital innovation and national security research, as well as expanding its leukemia research.

Source: UC News

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