The Zucker Institute for Innovation Commercialization Resources

MUSC Innovator’s Guide (PDF)

A guide that serves as a quick reference for any MUSC faculty, staff, students, employees, or visitors interested in the translation of their research into commercial products and/or services.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Assist faculty and staff with the administrative process involved with obtaining and conducting extramurally funded programs.

Research at MUSC

Learn more about doing research at MUSC, internal and external funding opportunities and support services for the MUSC researcher.

South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research Institute (SCTR)

SCTR institute is a catalyst for changing the culture of biomedical research, facilitating sharing of resources and expertise, and streamlining research-related processes to bring about large-scale, change in the clinical and translational research efforts in South Carolina.

Zucker Institute for Applied Neurosciences (ZIAN)

ZIAN is a non-profit entity built to serve the interests of patients with neurological disorders with a mission to “apply scientific and clinical discovery to concrete neuroscience problems and develop technological advancements that will make a difference in patients’ lives”

MUSC Library

MUSC Libraries

The Zucker Institute Entrepreneur Resources

FRD internal and local resources to help faculty research getting a start-up launched successfully

Patent, Trademark & Copyright Resources

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Search for issued patents and published patent applications.

Google Patent Search

Search for issued patents and published patent applications on google

USPTO Patent Basics

Learn about general information regarding patents provided by the USPTO

Guide to Proper Trademark Use (PDF)

A guide to help determine how to properly use trademarks.

USPTO Trademark Basics

Learn about general information regarding trademarks provided by the USPTO.

Copyright Basics

Learn about copyright basics from the United States Copyright Office.

FAQs About Copyright

Learn answers to FAQ for the United States Copyright Office.

Funding Resources

SCTR Funding Opportunities

Resources from SCTR that provide information for internal and external funding opportunities.

ORD Internal Funding Opportunities

The Office of Research Development funding list for internal funding opportunities.

ORD Funding Portal

A funding portal at MUSC to help investigators local project funds.

ORD Funding Alerts

A list providing by ORD for current internal, government and private foundation funding opportunities.

Other Resources

2019 University Spinout Founder's Handbook - (SC) Edition (PDF)

H. Hutchison, PLLC's Founder's Handbook is intended to be a general guide to key legal an select business issues involved in starting a company to develop technology generated at a university.