Office of Corporate Engagement and Commercialization
OCEC works with faculty to translate research into technologies, establishing university-industry consortia and partnerships and promoting Kent State faculty research successes through corporate research events, academic symposia and workshops.
We solicit input from industry on research, technology development and workforce training needs in order to inform university research investments and curricular development. We partner with regional economic development organizations and national trade groups, collaborating in major research areas.
For more information on:
Technology transfer and corporate-sponsored research agreements: Contact Suguna Rachakonda, Ph.D., 330-672-3552; firstname.lastname@example.org
Industry-university partnerships: Contact Gerald Thompkins, Ph.D., 330- 672-8983; email@example.com
Corporate research events: Contact Michael Bloom, Ph.D., 330- 672-0732; firstname.lastname@example.org