The Office of Technology Development (OTD) catalyzes innovation through the protection and commercialization of university research. By bridging the gap between academia and industry, OTD propels groundbreaking, inventive ideas into the marketplace. Our mission is to cultivate a dynamic environment that empowers researchers, entrepreneurs, and businesses to collectively drive societal and economic progress through strategic partnerships and cutting-edge initiatives, shaping a brighter future for all.

Resources for Innovators

  • Evaluate new intellectual property
  • Secure patent, copyright, and trademark protection
  • Develop marketing and commercialization strategies
  • Negotiate options, licenses and related agreements
  • Assist faculty, staff and student start-up companies
  • Provide outreach and education services

Resources for Industry

  • Build partnerships with corporations and foundations
  • Assist in technical and marketing assessments
  • Suggest sponsored research projects with commercial potential
  • Connect investors with existing intellectual property assets
  • Execute options, licenses and related agreements
  • Arrange collaborations with faculty, staff and students