About the Office of Technology Transfer

Technology transfer is the commercialization of university technologies and discoveries.  This office manages the process from Invention Disclosure through licensing. We are here to ensure compliance with federal regulations, and to evaluate and market new technologies. Nova Southeastern University faculty can receive assistance with patent applications, registering trademarks and copyrights. There are many commercialization options, and the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) will help inventors navigate their way through the murky waters of technology marketing in order to achieve results that benefit the inventor, the investor, and the university.

The office will work with you to develop promotional and educational materials and to identify companies that will likely invest in your invention.  The marketing of your invention to potential commercialization partners will begin once a patent application has been filed. If a company is interested in your technology, OTT will facilitate collaboration between you and the company through a variety of contracts. The Office of Technology Transfer will make the contract process as seamless as possible.

Our Mission

We strive to be a fully integrated Technology Transfer Department structured to manage University intellectual property, fulfill the University’s federal obligations regarding transferring University generated technologies to the public, and interact with industry to commercialize University intellectual property while increasing income and supporting the University’s mission.

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