Research and Tech Transfer

Partner with University researchers on discovery and solutions that benefit society.



  • Grants and Sponsored Programs

    Collaborate with us to establish a named grant or sponsored program.

    Explore the opportunities

  • Licensing and Commercialization

    WMU has a wide variety of technologies available for licensing and transfer.

    Explore the opportunities

  • Technologies Available

    Explore what’s available across six major categories.

    See what's available

  • Evaluation Center

    Advancing the theory, practice and utilization of evaluation in research, education, and service.

    Asses and improve your programs

  • Contracts and Sub-awards

    Pre-award contracts and sub-awards for research and creative activities.

    Begin your work

  • Equipment and Resources

    Contact us to request research equipment and resources available at WMU.

    Find what you need

Point of Contact


Steve Weber

Corporate Engagement Representative for Research and Commercialization

The Office of Research and Innovation accelerates the discovery enterprise at Western Michigan University by supporting faculty, staff and students in their research pursuits. A substantial amount of research is being conducted at the University resulting in new findings, developments and discoveries that benefit society.

The transfer of these discoveries to the commercial sector is coordinated through our Technology and Commercialization group, which oversees the "technology transfer" function at WMU. We manage WMU's intellectual property and its commercialization. Contact us regarding research discoveries that may have commercial value, for securing IP rights (e.g., patents, licenses, copyrights), and to help develop IP commercialization strategies. Our team also provides consulting on how to work with corporations regarding IP issues and sponsored research and how to maximize research impact by combining publications with IP rights.