Office of Technology Transfer


Technology transfer fulfills the triumvirate mission of research universities which is education, research, and public service - where one aspect of public service is to translate the results from the research laboratory to the public mainstream. Technology transfer is a natural outcome of university research - where innovations are transferred to business and industry to develop products and services that benefit society.

OTT serves as a fully integrated center to manage the University's intellectual property; works with faculty and staff to fulfill the University's federal obligations with respect to transferring technologies to business and industry to benefit the public; and interacts with industry to commercialize University intellectual property, foster economic development, and ultimately increase the University's resources to support its strategic goals.

The Office of Technology Transfer at Morgan State University assists faculty and staff members, administrators, and students with intellectual property issues resulting from their research discoveries, and other scholarly and creative activities. It exists to foster the creation of innovative technologies and to manage those technologies and other intellectual property for the benefit of the University and the public. In doing so, the OTT fulfills an important component of the mission of Division of Research & Economic Development.

The OTT provides assistance to MSU faculty on such issues as patent applications, trademarks and copyrights, and other forms of intellectual property. There are many commercialization options, and the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) has experience in managing the complexities of technology transfer. The goal is to make the processes of invention disclosure, patent application, marketing and eventual commercialization as seamless as possible.