Bama IP Commercialization Academy

Calling Student Entrepreneurs!

Interested in learning how to transform science and technology researchers’ inventions and discoveries into a new product or startup AND win some cash? Join us!

About the Academy

UA ORED is presenting the inaugural Bama IP Commercialization Academy with generous contributions from UA’s Culverhouse College of Business, AEI, and Alabama Power Foundation.

We are inviting you to join a team of student entrepreneurs and the inventor of a UA IP (patent or patent application) to identify a commercialization path of the IP.

Cash awards, training, and coaching/mentoring are available for students in this program as well as in the future business adventure.

All students from any program at UA are invited to participate! Ready to get started? Sign up here.

The Process

First, review this guidebook for specific details about the Bama IP Commercialization Academy.

Then browse the following IP abstracts for a possible project:

# Tech ID Inventors Serial # Title
1 19-0032 Amanda Koh 17/025,749 Soft robotic tools with sequentially underactuated magnetoreological fluidic joints
2 17-0044 Dawen Li 16/247,055 Rapid Metal Oxide Layer-Specific Photonic Treatment Using UV Led for Fabrication of Flexible Perovskite Structures
3 15-0022 Fei Hu 15/281,526 Systems and Methods for Rehabilitation of Limb Motion
4 21-0002 Seon Jeong, Feras Abushakra, Omar Asfar 17/733,019 A miniaturized reflector antenna
5 16-0018 Jaber Abu Qahouq 15/637,049 Systems, Methods, and Devices for Simultaneous Wireless and Wired Power Transfer
6 18-0022 Jialai Wang 16/388,000 Renewable Admixtures for Cementitious Compositions
7 21-0025 Ryan Summers, Shelby Mills, Meredith Mock 63/230,466 Bacterial N-Demthylases as Biocatalysts for the Production of Methylxanthines
8 13-0039 Shuhui Li 14/451,768 Systems, methods and devices for vector control of permanent magnet synchronous machines using artificial neural networks  (See IIA 14-0008)
9 17-0029 Qiang Huang two patents (US11008664 and US11371154) Methods and systems for electrochemical additive manufacturing.
10 16-0041 Jason Bara 16-0041 (Ionic Polyamides, issued patent)



Phase 1

Team Formation
9/7/22 & 9/8/22 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Award: $300

Phase 2

Crimson Startup
9/30/22 to 11/4/22, Fridays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Award: $600 to $3,000

Phase 3

Final Pitch
11/17/2022 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Award $4,000 to $10,000

All meetings will take place in AIME 110.

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