The Technology Transfer Office works with startup and established businesses to move new technologies developed at Ohio University from the laboratory to the marketplace, for the benefit of society.
The staff is skilled at identifying the market potential for faculty inventions, pursuing U.S. and international patent protection, securing industry partners that can commercialize university innovations, and providing business assistance for early-stage faculty startup companies.
Ohio University ranks first among Ohio institutions of higher education for research licensing revenue, with faculty inventions generating $8.6 million during fiscal year 2011.
The university also ranks fourth in the nation after Princeton University, Northwestern University, and New York University for return on investment in research. The institution reported a 29.7 percent return on investment on $30.9 million in research expenditures in fiscal year 2011.
- Explore our available technologies, which reflect Ohio University's research strengths in biotechnology and medical device innovations, alternative energy and environmental remediation, and transportation technologies.
- Contact a member of our staff about licensing opportunities.
For Faculty and Staff Inventors:
- Learn about how to disclose inventions to the Technology Transfer Office and our process of protecting Ohio University intellectual property.
- Request a Confidentiality Agreement or Material Transfer Agreement.
- Discover our resources for starting a business.