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


Developing Biometric Identification for the Eye

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Current types of iris identification applications can confirm whether or not two eyes match, but not necessarily why that is. To overcome this issue, Notre Dame researchers have developed software that analyzes iris features, called crypts, for identification and presents them in an easily interpretable way. Read More

Upcoming Events

ND App Challenge

On Wednesday, March 29, four student teams will compete in the ND App Challenge finals for over $10,000 in prizes. The finalists will each present new apps they have developed and the supporting value proposition for their entries. A panel of expert Notre Dame leaders will evaluate and choose the winning teams. The judging begins at 4:00pm in the Jordan Auditorium in Mendoza College of Business. All Notre Dame and local community members are welcome to attend the judging and presentations.

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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