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COVID 19 UPDATE 

To combat the spread of COVID-19, the NDSU Research Foundation is limiting in-person meetings and staff is working remotely.  Office phones are being forwarded to remote work locations during normal business hours and all staff have access to emails.  While mail is delivered to the office daily, electronic delivery of documents is appreciated.

As always, we are here to offer support in protecting and marketing plant varieties and technologies developed through the research efforts at North Dakota State University. 

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.