The TLO is hosting virtual office hours for MIT researchers on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month from 2-3pm EDT. If you are an MIT researcher working on an invention and would like to talk to us about the disclosure, patenting, or commercialization process or if you have general tech transfer questions that we can help answer, we’d be glad to meet with you!
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What is Tech Transfer?
Technology transfer is the movement of knowledge and discoveries to the general public. It can occur through publications graduating students entering the workforce, presentations at conferences, and research relationships with industry. For the TLO, however, technology transfer refers to the formal licensing of MIT owned intellectual property to third parties such as start-up companies or corporations.Learn More
Tech Transfer Process
The process of technology transfer involves the initial submission to the TLO of a new technology which has arisen from research or activity undertaken by MIT employees. The process then moves to evaluation, potential patenting, marketing and licensing the intellectual property to third parties.Learn More
Each year the TLO publishes information on its technology transfer activity including disclosures received, patents submitted and filed, startups launched, and royalty revenue received.Learn More