The Office of Technology Development (OTD), in support of the university's mission to encourage innovation and disseminate knowledge, serves the university and the public by licensing innovations developed by faculty, students and staff.
Our services include evaluating, patenting, licensing and assisting faculty in obtaining research support from corporate sponsors.
Innovators from UNC can use this site to learn why and how to protect their ideas, how to share their ideas with others, and when and how to start a company, including information about the Carolina Express License Agreement for startups.
Companies can search or browse technologies or research tools (cell lines, transgenic animals, etc.) available for licensing or learn about exciting UNC Startups looking for investment.
OTD Bulletin Board
OTD New Patent Decision Process
Letter to the Deans, Directors, and Department Chairs - pdf file OTD_DDD
OTD Patent Decision Decision Process - pdf file Visio-OTD Patent Decision Process
Online submission of MTA requests
OTD internship program
Interested in pursuing a career in technology transfer? Visit our Internship web page for details about our program.
Carolina Innovations Seminar
Our next seminar will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014. This is our annual Celebration of Inventorship, at which we recognize UNC innovators who have received patents in the previous calendar year and also honor an Inventor of the Year. This year's honoree is Dr. Russell Taylor. Learn more at our seminar page.