The Tech Transfer Process

Technology transfer is the movement of knowledge and discoveries to the general public. It can occur through publications, educated students entering the workforce, exchanges at conferences, and relationships with industry. For the TLO, however, technology transfer refers to the formal licensing of technology to third parties, managed and administered by the TLO.

The process of technology transfer is summarized in the steps and diagram that follow. Note that these steps can vary in sequence and often occur simultaneously.