What is a tech transfer office (TTO) ?

A tech transfer office (TTO) is responsible for managing and commercializing the intellectual property (IP) developed by researchers and faculty. 

This includes activities such as patenting, licensing, and spin-off company creation, with the goal of transferring research findings and technology to the industry for further development and commercialization. 

TTOs play a critical role in facilitating the translation of academic research into real-world applications and can have significant economic and societal impact.

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