University of Minnesota
Office for Technology Commercialization

Office for Technology Commercialization homeOTC

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The Office for Technology Commercialization (OTC) is a resource and partner for University researchers developing technologies with commercial potential. This section provides information and resources to help you work with OTC, and we encourage you to review the entire content.

In addition, you may find it helpful to visit our FAQ page, which provides answers to common questions about OTC and technology commercialization. You may also contact a Technology Portfolio Manager, who can answer your questions about OTC and technology commercialization.

Benefits of Working with OTC

There are a wide range of benefits when University technologies are successfully commercialized. The public benefits through job creation, as well as the introduction of innovative and life-saving products and services. The University, its researchers, and students benefit from commercialization revenue that provides critical funding for research, student scholarships, and infrastructure such as labs and equipment.


Benefits of technology commercialization

Transferring discoveries to the commercial market:

  • Allows you to see your work benefit society
  • Leads to new products and services that improve quality of life
  • Creates new businesses and jobs
  • Attracts research sponsors
  • Provides recognition and financial reward for you and the University
  • Increases industry contact and chances for student employment


Check out the OVPR's website that explores the impact of research on our world: Inquiry: Exploring university research