The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT)

The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) is the unit of Miami that is dedicated to taking innovative research from lab to market for the benefit of the public. The OTT team is responsible for assessing, protecting and commercializing new Innovations.

The OTT is responsible for:

  • Evaluating Innovation Disclosure Forms and working with applicable personnel to determine commercial potential and the most appropriate mechanism, if any, for protecting each Innovation.
  • Working with Applicable Personnel and internal stakeholders to identify and engage potential commercial partners for their Innovations.
  • The negotiation and execution of agreements pertaining to the development and commercialization of Innovations, including:
    • Exclusive and/or Non-exclusive licenses
    • Assignments
    • Outbound Material Transfer Agreements (MTA) 
    • Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDA)
  • The receipt and distribution of proceeds/revenues received from the commercialization of Innovations pursuant to IP Policy.