Technology Transfer at a Glance
Technology transfer is viewed as a cycle of creativity and entrepreneurship that promotes the transfer of research from university to the market for public good while generating income to support innovation.
Research – a creative or inventive project that aims to improve our knowledge and create various innovations and technologies.
Invention disclosure – the first step in technology transfer process that will establish collaboration between you, the university and the industry
Assessment – refers to careful review and evaluation of the invention disclosure form through prior art search and initial customer discovery
IP protection – involves different strategies to protect your IP through means such as patent, utility model, industrial design, copyright and trademarks
Market Validation – identifies the best approach to launch the technology in the market such as through licensing, joint-venture or forming a spin-off company
IP/Technology Dissemination – the distribution of your IP to the public through various means such as business partners or your very own start-up
Royalties and Upfront fees – the distribution of profit from your IP to you and the university to encourage and support future research and innovation