The Institute for Information Sciences at the University of Kansas has developed several assistance policies that enhance interactions between the Center and local, Kansas, or national companies.
I2S assistance includes initial free consulting (normally one to five hours). If additional support is needed, I2S will offer one of the following approaches:
SPONSORED RESEARCH AGREEMENT
Individuals and organizations can enter into agreements with KUCR/I2S and provide funds for sponsored research to be performed at I2S with the assistance of faculty, staff and students.
LICENSING AND ROYALTY/EQUITY AGREEMENT
An I2S goal is the development of investment-grade technologies for transfer to, and marketing by, local, Kansas, and national businesses. To enhance this process, the Center has developed flexible policies that allow for licensing, royalty, and equity arrangements to meet both the needs of I2S and the company.
Companies with a technology need that can be satisfied with I2S's resources can look to us for assistance. We can develop a relationship with interested partners that will provide for the development of a technology suited for commercialization.
I2S RESOURCE ACCESS
I2S resources, including computers and software systems, may be made available to Kansas companies in accordance with the Center's mission and applicable Regents and University policies.