Driving University Innovation

The NDSU Research Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization established to support North Dakota State University in achieving its instructional, research, public service, and academic goals.

The foundation was developed to provide private support for the University by protecting, adding value to, and commercializing intellectual property that is developed through research activities at the university. By commercializing intellectual property, the foundation is able to create resources which are returned to the individual inventors and to the university to promote continued research.