Kansas State University Research Foundation — or KSURF — is celebrating its 75 th  anniversary this year.

KSURF was e stablished on September 12, 1942, which means it is one of the oldest university technology transfer offices in the country. Our mission is to protect, encourage, and aid scientific investigation, research, and technology transfer at K-State. KSURF has protected and licensed a wide range of technologies, including:

  • wheat, soybean, canola, and turfgrass varieties;
  • new food ingredients and systems;
  • catalysts;
  • chemicals;
  • nanotechnology;
  • vaccines;
  • software programs;
  • advances in circuits;
  • radiation detectors; and
  • genetic engineering.

For 75 years, KSURF has helped connect researchers with resources to protect and promote intellectual property. KSURF and its partners collaborate with the research community to commercialize the university’s intellectual property and give it the best chance to benefit society and the communities we serve.

Plans for an event to commemorate our diamond anniversary are in the works. In the meantime, please reach out to KSURF with questions about new innovations, sponsored research, and licensing opportunities. Visit our website or contact us at 785-532-5720 or tech.transfer@k-state.edu to learn more about KSURF and our services.

— Chris Brandt, president/CEO