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Transforming Ideas Into Tangible Impact

The Office of Technology Commercialization believes innovation from academic research can make a positive difference in the world. We help OU researchers transform ideas into tangible impact for the betterment of society.

We provide the highest level of fiduciary expertise for the perfection, conveyance and commercialization of OU intellectual property, and serve as a driving force for OU's economic impact through education, expertise, and efficiency.

In the last seven years alone, we've evaluated over 500 innovations, filed for 350 patents, and returned $23 million in royalty/license income and reimbursement back to OU.

500+ inventions disclosed
350+ patents filed and 120+ issued
$23MM in income and reimbursement

Are you intrested in commercializing your research? This guide will assist you with your next steps in the process.

Inventor Guide


Want to learn more about our office? Located on the Norman and Health Science Center campuses, meet our team and find out how we can assist you.

About us


Often featured in the news, OU technologies have made a positive impact worldwide. Learn more about our featured inventions.

Featured Technologies


Do you have questions about the OTC or how your invention could be commercialized? Check out our frequently asked questions page.                                


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