The Technology Transfer Office, established in 1991, is part of the
Vice President for Research and Creative Activity division
at Ohio University.
At the Ohio University Technology Transfer Office it is our mission to facilitate the transfer of intellectual property to business and industry through the development and management of a high-quality portfolio of diverse technologies; ensure intellectual property rights; negotiate and execute licensing agreements; and, when feasible, assist in the formation of start-up businesses that utilize the university's technology in order to provide benefits to the university as well as the regional economy.
As a member of the university's entrepreneurial ecosystem, the office works closely with the Innovation Center, the university's small business incubator for high-tech and biotechnology startups; the Edison Biotechnology Institute, an interdisciplinary research facility focused on technology commercialization; TechGROWTH Ohio, a public/private partnership that provides funding and entrepreneurial support for Southeast Ohio; and the Center for Entrepreneurship, which offers academic and extracurricular programs for Ohio University students.