Office of Technology Transfer & Services

The Office of Technology Transfer & Services (OTTS) supports faculty, staff, and students in commercializing creations, discoveries, and innovations developed at the University. OTTS supports the BGSU mission of engaged economic and industry development by transferring innovations to external partners for further development and commercialization.

What is tech transfer?

Technology Transfer is the process of formally transferring rights to another party to use as well as to look to commercialize new creations, discoveries, and innovations resulting from research and development at BGSU by faculty, staff, or students. Technology Transfer professionals are responsible for successful innovation management, corporate engagement, protecting and licensing inventions to companies, new venture creation, and economic development. The goal is to connect BGSU researchers with industries to bring innovations to the market.