NAU Innovations


NAU Innovations catalyzes discovery and manages the transfer of research outcomes from the university to the private sector for the benefit of regional, national and global communities. Innovations provides resources and technical assistance to NAU researchers from the earliest stages of IP development, helping to both generate and disseminate cutting-edge research results that can compete in the 21st century marketplace.

Principal Objectives 

  • To encourage and enable NAU researchers to discover and develop innovations that will have commercial, research and educational value
  • To license NAU inventions to industry in order to promote commercial development and practical application for the benefit of the public
  • To utilize the value of NAU inventions to promote a culture of “open innovation” between NAU and the private sector
  • To generate revenue that can support the NAU research enterprise and facilitate the development of innovations