About Technology Transfer

Technology Transfer Services at Utah State University protects faculty, staff and students’ intellectual property and works with industry leaders to implement USU-generated technologies. The technology transfer team leverages USU intellectual, financial and creative assets while ensuring all legal obligations and sponsorship requirements are met.

Get started by disclosing your invention or research or learn more about the technology transfer process. Contact Technology Transfer Services for assistance at any stage of research or commercialization.

Department One-Pager

Utah State University researchers are making discoveries that have state and national impacts. Through development of a more robust USU technology transfer system, the state will be able to leverage more of those discoveries to develop off-Wasatch Front business ecosystems, improve faculty retention, expand student success, and solve pressing challenges.

Technology Evaluation

Technology Transfer Services will help determine the market value of your new invention, search for similar patents or products, and identify opportunities and process for commercialization. The team can also work with industry leaders to help you develop relevant, practical technologies.

Patent, Copyright and Trademark Assistance

The expert team of attorneys and patent agents at USU will ensure your intellectual property is protected. Patent expenses are covered upfront by Technology Transfer Services to relieve you of financial obligations related to patents and licenses.

Agreement Assistance

We can assist in the execution of non-disclosure, material transfer and other agreements with partner institutions, industry contacts or any other applicable parties.

Intellectual Property Marketing and Licensing

With your input, Technology Transfer Services will help identify and market your new technology to companies that can introduce it into the marketplace quickly and efficiently.

Grant Assistance

Technology Transfer Services will help identify grants available to companies that provide bridge funding for research and commercialization.

Identification of Incubator Space

Technology Transfer Services can tap into its network of local business owners and space managers to identify appropriate incubator/start-up space for technology development and commercialization.


By working with the Technology Transfer team, you’ll have access to a network of angel and venture capital investors who can help finance the successful launch of your new technology.

Business Creation

The business development team can help you develop a strong business model and build companies to support the launch of your new technology.