Arkansas Applied Research & Innovation Agreements
Investing in research that improves our world is a top priority at the University
of Arkansas and part of our continued commitment to innovation and discovery. Industry
partnerships allow university researchers to advance technology and solve real-world
problems while providing industry leaders access to U of A research facilities, findings
In an effort to turn discovery into development of new technologies, the U of A offers three research agreement options that provide certainty and flexibility to industry partners through all stages of research and development.
Vice Provost for Research and Economic Development
Research agreements are designed to clarify ownership of any intellectual property resulting from sponsored research and streamline the contracting process for collaborative research efforts at the U of A.
The University has added a new option for an agreement where the sponsor may negotiate upfront the right to future Intellectual Property (IP) developed through industry sponsored research. The traditional Sponsored Research Agreements (SRA) and Technical Assistance Agreements (TAA) continue to be viable options as well, as the three agreements offer specific elements to fit different collaborative needs.
|IP Upfront||Investigate, Create
(sponsored research agreement, IP strongly anticipated, exclusivity)
(sponsored research agreement, IP may be created, non-exclusivity)
(technical assistance agreement, service, no IP anticipated)