For Inventors

Researchers participate in the technology transfer process for a variety of reasons. For some, it is personally satisfying and rewarding to bring a product or service to market. Others are motivated by making society a better place to live. Some want to achieve recognition and financial rewards, while others enjoy generating additional lab or department funding. No matter the reason, the NC State Office of Technology Transfer is here to help.

If you are a University researcher, scholar or student with an invention to disclose, we can walk you through the process and answer your questions. You may also want to explore this section to learn more about:

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    Process

    If you are a University researcher, scholar or student with an invention to disclose, we can walk you through the process and answer your questions.

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    Policies

    Inventors should familiarize themselves with North Carolina and University policies and procedures governing intellectual property, all of which are outlined in this section.

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    Resources

    The Technology Transfer staff provides NC State researchers with the resources they need to disclose intellectual property and help transfer research to the marketplace.

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    Chancellor’s Innovation Fund

    The Chancellor’s Innovation Fund provides funding to NC State innovators with the goal of moving discoveries to the marketplace. Could your project be next?

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    Inventors Guide to Technology Transfer

    Coming soon!

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    Innovator’s Portal

    File an invention disclosure electronically and provide all the information OTT needs to evaluate the research and its potential for commercialization.