The Energy & Environmental Research Center Foundation® (EERC Foundation®) is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the protection and commercialization of EERC developed technologies:
  • 22 years of experience commercializing technologies (founded in 1992)
  • Portfolio containing dozens of EERC-developed technologies
  • Significant international experience
  • Over 40 active issued patents and 60 patents pending
  • Broad license experience from large multinational corporations to entrepreneurial start-ups
  • Led by an independent Board of Directors
  • Advances technologies based on invention and innovation
  • Licensing philosophy based on partnerships

The EERC Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as having tax-exempt status under Section 501 (c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and reinvests proceeds from its commercialization and economic development efforts for the benefit of the EERC.

UND, through written agreement and long-standing culture and practice, relies on the EERC Foundation to act as the EERC’s designated intellectual property management organization and to operate as the EERC’s exclusive technology commercialization organization.