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Office of Technology Transfer (OTT)

The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) facilitates the evaluation, patenting and licensing of inventions and discoveries made by faculty of RFUMS. Our specific objectives include:

  • Providing advice and counsel to RFUMS faculty and inventors on matters pertaining to university policy on intellectual property, licensing and industry-sponsored research agreements
  • Encouraging innovation and technology development and securing all necessary protection of the resulting intellectual property
  • Ensuring that RFUMS research results are disseminated widely and that new technologies are translated into products and services for the public use and benefit
  • Assisting RFUMS faculty and inventors to obtain patent protection for their technology
  • Licensing RFUMS technologies
  • Building sponsored research collaborations with industry around faculty-initiated applied research projects
  • Facilitating the creation of start-up companies

Dora G. Espinosa, MBA

Director of Sponsored Research and Technology Transfer, Associate Vice President for Research Administration and Technology Transfer