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Office of Corporate Engagement and Commercialization
Kent State University
145 Cartwright Hall
PO Box 5190
Kent , Ohio 44242-0001

Phone:  (330) 672-2692
Fax: (330) 672-2658


Office of Corporate Engagement and Commercialization

The Office of Corporate Engagement and Commercialization (OCEC) builds and expands long-term relationships with industry, leading to new research and development funding and innovative technologies for commercialization and economic development.

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;

Industry-university partnerships: Contact Gerald Thompkins, Ph.D., 330- 672-8983;

Corporate research events: Contact Michael Bloom, Ph.D., 330- 672-0732;