OTT Vision and Mission

The Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., founder of the University of Notre Dame du Lac, proclaimed that “This college will be one of the most powerful means for doing good in this country.”  The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) will be recognized as a world-class leader in helping its creative faculty convert their great ideas into products and services with positive impact on human welfare.

The mission of the Office of Technology Transfer is to help Notre Dame researchers turn their 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”.  To do so, OTT serves to:

  • identify and evaluate new Notre Dame technologies,
  • identify potential commercial applications and those companies that are well positioned to help turn Notre Dame technologies into successful products and services,
  • engage with such companies, either through licensing or collaborative research, to develop a path to market to deliver the tangible benefits of Notre Dame’s research programs, and to
  • manage any resulting income in accordance with the University’s intellectual property policies.