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. The Disclosure Form Section below addresses the key points and instructions for accessing and submitting your invention disclosure.
With the online disclosure form, University inventors alert the Technology Management and Commercialization (OTMC) 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.