from Crain's Cleveland Business
"The University of Akron Research Foundation has agreed to assist Youngstown State University in its efforts to commercialize technologies developed at Youngstown State.
The research foundation will help Youngstown State evaluate products for commercialization, negotiate contracts regarding intellectual property and identify opportunities to form partnerships with companies and other organizations. The foundation also will assist young companies formed to commercialize Youngstown State technology.
Cleveland State and Youngstown State stand to benefit not only because they will gain access to technology transfer expertise at the University of Akron, but also because the foundation, unlike public universities, is able to take equity in startup companies."