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Technology Class


Transforming ideas into patents, business plans and investment

About KCV’s Commercialization Program



Megan Aanstoos is a Commercialization Manager with the Commercialization EPI-Center. In this role, her primary responsibilities include assessing, managing, and licensing intellectual property. In addition, Megan helps with the management of the KYNETIC Grant for the regional institutions in Kentucky.


Before joining the team at UofL, Megan obtained her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, received a Master’s in Bioengineering from the University of Utah, and earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Colorado State University. She has previously served as a Licensing Analyst and Licensing Manager at Ohio State University.


Megan’s work allows her to pursue a lifelong passion: connecting people together to make healthcare and medicine easy. She is motivated by hearing people say “yes, I can help get that to market” and “yes, I have access to the technology I need to live the life I want.” In her free time, she enjoys volunteering with various animal welfare organizations to help rescue dogs find new homes.

Megan Aanstoos

About KCV’s Commercialization Program

KCV's commercialization program is a dedicated resource for faculty, staff and students at partner universities and colleges that will help move great ideas and research to products on the market for public benefit.


The University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville have partnered with Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation and the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development to lead the development of this statewide collaboration. 


Participating institutions in this technology transfer initiative include:

Commercialization flowchart


For questions about the commercialization process and how KCV can help you, email

Idea disclosure

When to disclose

  • Idea reduced to practice

  • Before discussing your idea with anyone unless under confidentiality and on a need-to-know basis

  • Before public disclosure through paper or presentation

  • On a per-project opt-in basis -  institution champion will refer projects to KCV after submitted per university/college policy


The downloadable Idea Disclosure Form is for use by faculty, staff and students of KCV partner universities and colleges.

Other KCV services

  • Patent landscape search and assessment

  • Grant support

  • Education

  • Industry-sponsored research opportunities

  • Collaborative research

  • Subject matter expert matching

  • Fellowship Training Program

  • Statewide cooperation on new opportunities, such as the National Institutes of Health’s Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH) grant award that will bring $6.6 million for early-stage health technology investments through the KYNETIC initiative. Learn more here.

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