Accessing Expertise

NDSU has faculty and staff with expertise and equipment that may be able to help solve a a challenge facing your business.

Industry Engagement and Intellectual Property

Located within the Office of Research and Creative Activity, the  Industry Engagement and Intellectual Property is resources to companies looking for assistance in navigating the rules, regulations and policies that often apply to collaborations between the private sector and public universities.

A searchable database lists research equipment with an acquisition cost over $35K available on our campus. This site is for businesses, university researchers, students, and others who are interested in specialized equipment and capabilities that are available at NDSU. 

If you prefer a more personal approach or have a complicated request, our staff is here to help.  

Jolynne Tschetter
Executive Director, Industry Engagement & Intellectual Property
Authorized signature for industry agreements; provides overall leadership for Industry Engagement and Intellectual Property; review of invention disclosures.

Joycelyn Lucke
Assistant Director for Business Development
Authorized signature for industry sponsored awards, non-financial agreements, and subawards; industry-sponsored award negotiation; industry sponsor liaison.

Saurabhi Satam
Business Development and Licensing Associate
(701) 231-8173


McKenna Tysdal
Business Development and Licensing Administrator
Receipt and recording of invention disclosures, federal compliance for reporting and tracking of inventions developed with federal funds.

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