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AUTM -- Association of University Technology Managers

People involved in all aspects of protecting, licensing and managing academic intellectual property.

The Accelerator

The Accelerator

With the expertise to develop, test, produce and commercialize new materials and technologies, The Accelerator is uniquely able to take your innovative idea from mind to market.



Focused on assisting innovation-based startup companies, connecting entrepreneurs with investors and strengthening Mississippi’s manufacturing and renewable energy innovation economies.

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MRC – Mississippi Research Consortium  

Aiming to develop and sustain nationally competitive research programs in the state of MS.

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MS Development Authority

The lead economic development agency focusing on global business investment & existing industry support for the state.


MS Economic Development Council

Serves as the primary resource for information and strategies for economic and community development and the promotion of commerce.


MS Small Business Development Center

MSSBDC is ready to assist you in your efforts to start and operate a business enterprise


National Academy of Inventors (NAI)

Honoring academic invention


Small Business Innovation Research
Small Business Technology Transfer

Stimulates technological innovation while increasing private sector commericalization of federal R&D

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NACRONetwork of Academic Corp Relations Officers

Strengthens academic/corporate relations by bringing together practitioners from across the country to compare & refine ideas & strategies, increasing the value of relationships between industry and higher education. 

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Office of Research Administration  

ORA Assist members of campus community as they seek external support for their research, creative and scholarly activities.


University Industry Demonstration Partnership  

The purpose of the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) is to enhance the value of collaborative partnerships between university and industry in the United States.

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US Copyright Office

Congress created a copyright law because creative people need money and time to do their work. Copyright law enables them to continue creating and making a living at the same time.

Patent and Trademark Office 

USPTO The US Patent & Trademark Office

The federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks.

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Vice President for Research

A message from the Vice President for Research


WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization

WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation.