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If you have questions about patenting and licensing please visit our OTT on-Demand site.

This new site is full of information regarding the patent and commercialization process.

Notre Dame Research

OTT supports the mission of Notre Dame Research in managing the University's intellectual property portfolio. It also supports Notre Dame Research Administration in reviewing and executing on award terms affecting intellectual property.



3 Ways ESTEEM Helped Prepare Me for The Startup Life

Author: Kris Priemer

It can be a difficult decision to go back to school, especially when it will take time out of building your company.  The 12 months spent in ESTEEM, however, will save you countless days, hours, and even months of spinning your wheels without progress.  Read More

Wind Energy to Benefit from Notre Dame Plasma Research

Author: Brandi Klingerman


Thomas Corke, the Clark Chair Professor in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and founding director of the Notre Dame Institute for Flow Physics and Control (FlowPAC), along with a team of collaborative researchers, developed a new plasma actuator that can be used to make a more capable design for wind turbine airflow and control than previous systems. When applied to wind turbines, this actuator could increase the amount of energy that can be produced by up to 10 percent and significantly reduce the wind loads on the rotor blades, improving their longevity. 

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Office Mission and Functions

Mission:  The mission of the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) is help Notre Dame researchers turn great ideas into great products and services, so they may benefit society and help the University realize its call to be a “powerful means for doing good”

Functions:  To achieve its mission and goals, OTT serves to:

  • work with Notre Dame faculty to identify useful new technologies
  • for each new technology, answer the fundamental questions:  What is it good for (what are the commercial applications?) and Who cares? (who would use a product based on the technology? who would make it? who would sell it?
  • evaluate technical feasibility and market potential for each commercial application
  • identify possible commercial partners and solicit direct market feedback
  • identify legal protections (patents, copyrights or trade secrets) necessary to attract commercial investment
  • engage potential commercial partners, whether through licensing or research collaborations