The technology transfer process begins in the University when the research investigator or creator identifies a discovery or innovation which he or she believes may have potential for commercial development.
The first formal step in the process occurs when an inventor or creator submits a disclosure form describing the innovation.
With the disclosure form, university inventors alert the Technology Management and Commercialization that they have made an invention: some apparatus, process, or composition of matter (including a living organism) that is useful and distinctly different from anything previously known.
After receipt of a complete disclosure form, an assessment of the invention's technical and marketing potential is conducted.
Click the Policies & Procedures link on the left for more information about the disclosure process