About the Office of Technology Transfer



The VISION of the OTT is to become a recognized leader in Technology Transfer, champion Innovation for the benefit of society, and foster a return of the public investment in University Research. We will accomplish this by employing cutting-edge, flexible, collaborative practices and actively engaging the University community to “Think Outside The Lab.”

Mission Statement

The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) facilitates commercialization of University innovations and supports University research by tailoring collaborative arrangements to fit particular commercialization and research needs.  Our expertise helps serve the University’s mission – to be a premier, nationally recognized metropolitan research university – by promoting education, research, knowledge dissemination, innovation and entrepreneurship.  Technology Transfer team members accomplish this mission by forming close relationships with University members and industry partners.

We further serve this mission by:

  • Cultivating a collaborative ecosystem within UofL and with regional and national partners to promote innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship;
  • Educating University and community members about intellectual property, technology transfer and start-up business resources;
  • Assessing, protecting and licensing University intellectual property for the benefit of the University, its members, Kentucky and society;
  • Negotiating and executing material transfer, data sharing and nondisclosure agreements necessary for University research; and
  • Partnering with colleagues in the University sister offices to provide outstanding research support.