UCF Tech Transfer
About the Office of Technology Transfer
The University of Central Florida Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) brings discoveries to the marketplace through intellectual property protection, marketing and licensing processes and connects UCF researchers with companies and entrepreneurs to transform innovative ideas into successful products. Each invention is evaluated by a team of professionals with combined expertise in science, business and law. A customized intellectual property protection plan and commercialization strategy is designed for each selected discovery based on market research and in-depth business opportunity analysis. The OTT manages hundreds of promising technologies and is actively seeking industry partners to bring these innovations to market.
What We Do
As part of the Office of Research and Commercialization, the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) is responsible for managing the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) intellectual property assets, and supporting the commercialization of discoveries made at UCF. UCF faculty, students, and staff make new discoveries every day. Our team of professionals works with these inventors to protect and promote their discoveries so they may be used in publications, presentations, and in the marketplace. UCF inventors are able to submit invention disclosures to our office either online or in our office. Once we receive the invention disclosure, we can meet with the inventor to review the discovery, gain additional insight, and uncover potential applications. We can then evaluate the invention for feasibility, novelty, and market potential to determine how to best proceed in the IP process. We continue to work with the inventors to identify industry partners to launch the technology into the market. Once the technology has been licensed to an industry partner, the OTT’s licensing professionals continue to monitor the technology milestones and the distribution of royalties to the inventor(s), and to the respective college and department for additional research funding.