Office of Technology Development

The Office of Technology Development (OTD) is responsible for protection and commercialization of University research innovations that emerge from all dimensions of USM’s research enterprise, from the sciences to the humanities.

Our office will assist in helping researchers identify, evaluate and protect potential inventions and innovations. OTD will work with inventors to define and market technology portfolios of inventions, to promote new business ventures and to build business alliances that will accelerate the transition of inventions to the marketplace.

OTD is also responsible for drafting and negotiating all of the University's legal intellectual property agreements, including, but not limited to, confidentiality, material transfer and licensing agreements.