Technology Commercialization and Industry Engagement within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research assists Baylor faculty by:

  • Identifying industry partners who seek the expertise of Baylor faculty researchers to solve problems related to their industry; and

  • Encouraging collaboration between the researcher and the industry partner who may choose to support the research that could lead to a solution the industry partner seeks.

When such collaborations or other funded research lead to technological discoveries or products that have potential for commercialization, the Technology Transfer Office in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research is charged with reviewing the technology with the responsibility for

  • Assessing and evaluating the intellectual property for appropriate protection; and

  • When appropriate, navigating the course toward patents and commercialization.

As a matter of practice, faculty should consider their innovations and inventions potentially patentable and present them to the Assistant Vice Provost for an authoritative determination as early in the development process as is appropriate.

Staff

Todd Buchs
Todd Buchs

Assistant Vice Provost for Research, Technology Commercialization and Industry Engagement

(254) 710-1690

Todd_Buchs@baylor.edu

Matthew Brantley, Ph.D.
Matthew Brantley, Ph.D.

Technology Transfer Specialist

(254) 710-3632

Matthew_Brantley@baylor.edu

Kaitlyn McKethan
Kaitlyn McKethan

Administrative Coordinator and Database Manager

(254) 710-3851

Kaitlyn_McKethan@baylor.edu

Address

physical address
Pat Neff Hall, 3rd Floor
1320 South 7th Street
Waco, Texas 76706
mailing address
Technology Commercialization and Industry Engagement
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97310
Waco, Texas 76798