Start-up Company Involvement


WCM, working in close proximity with the Center for Technology Licensing (CTL),supports the efforts of its faculty and other research personnel to participate in the creation, development and licensing of WCM intellectual property (IP) through the formation of start-up companies. However, there exists the potential for a conflict of interest in the formation of such company. The best time to address any potential conflict of interest is in the planning/preliminary phase of the start-up company. Accordingly, the COI Office is available to provide advice and guidance through the process.

As part of the start-up company conflict review, please complete the Start-up Intake Form and reach out to the COI Office during the earliest stages of the start-up to best manage any potential conflicts. For additional information, please refer to the WCM Start-up Guidelines found in the Policies and Forms section below.


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