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Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announces UD as part of Ohio IP promise challenge to help attract, develop businesses with intellectual property

Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced today the University of Dayton will be part of the Ohio IP Promise, a partnership among Ohio's public universities, the University of Dayton and Case Western Reserve University to use intellectual property developed at those universities to attract new business to the state.

"We gladly accept Lt. Gov. Husted's challenge to make Ohio the best state at attracting and developing new businesses with our intellectual property," said John Leland, University of Dayton vice president for research. "This will be an extension of the University's efforts to expand entrepreneurism on campus with investments in the Dayton Arcade and onMain, and a partnership with The Entrepreneur's Center to train future UD entrepreneurs.

"These partnerships will not only grow entrepreneurial activities on campus, but also deepen the University’s connection to the community through the development of local ideas into commercial activities."

The University of Dayton has 17 technologies available for licensing in the areas of corrosion protection, energy, electrical engineering, green technology, life sciences, materials, nanotechnology and software. To engage with the University of Dayton as part of the Ohio IP Promise or for more information about the University's technology partnerships office, visit

At the conclusion of fiscal year 2019, UD put an exclamation point on its fifth-straight year of double-digit research growth with a record $166 million in sponsored research performed in fiscal year 2019. This is a nearly 11 percent increase over last year's record of $149.8 million.

The University of Dayton performs more sponsored materials research and development than any other college or university in the country, according to the most recent data available from the National Science Foundation (fiscal year 2017).

Nationally, UD ranks fifth for all sponsored industrial and manufacturing engineering research and development, eighth in federally sponsored engineering research and development, ninth in total research expenditures among private four-year U.S. universities without medical schools, and 23rd nationally for all sponsored engineering research and development.

Among the nation's Catholic universities, UD ranks first for all sponsored engineering research and development.

In Ohio, UD is No. 1 among all colleges and universities for federally sponsored engineering research and development and Department of Defense research and development.

For more information, contact Mathew Willenbrink, University of Dayton director of technology partnerships, at 937-229-3472 or For interviews, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of news and communications at 937-229-3391 or


News and Communications Staff