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Technology to Market

The EERC is unique. Through field demonstration, we focus on moving technologies out of the laboratory and into the commercial marketplace.

The ultimate goal is to work in partnership with clients to develop, refine, demonstrate, and commercialize marketable products that provide practical solutions to real-world challenges.

Commercial Success
The EERC enables its partners to cost-effectively translate breakthrough inventions into marketable products. The success of these innovative products in the marketplace results in significant economic, environmental, and societal benefits worldwide. The EERC has approximately 60 active and pending patents worldwide and EERC-Developed technologies have been deployed in four countries, including China, Italy, Canada, and the United States.

Pathway to Solutions

EERC Foundation
Technology commercialization activities are facilitated through the EERC Foundation®, a nonprofit corporation which provides the EERC an infrastructure to support commercialization activities. The EERC Foundation is led by an independent Board of Directors and does not report to the EERC or UND. The Foundation's role is to house the licensing rights to EERC-developed technologies, promote business relationships with strategic commercial partners, and facilitate the formation of spin-off companies that will commercialize EERC-developed technologies. The EERC and the EERC Foundation are both committed to developing confidentiality agreements for production processes and technologies, protecting trademarks from infringement, and obtaining worldwide patent protection for technologies. EERC Foundation