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OTT has launched a new e-learning suite, OTT on-Demand.

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.


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