University Licensing Offices Top 50
Below is a list of 50 universities ranked by how much in NIH funding they have received during the current 2019 federal fiscal year. We've included links to the Visible Legacy Navigator search pages for grants and the detail page for the respective Licensing Offices for each university (indicated by the yellow Navigator compass logo). We include a direct link to each university's respective Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) "Available Technologies" search page to help Industry Technology Scouts contact the respective OTLs about the new technologies faster.
As our source mentions, California leads the nation with seven institutions receiving NIH grant funding. Next-highest are Massachusetts and New York, with six NIH-funded institutions. These three states combined accounted for more than one-third (19) of the top 50 NIH-funded institutions in the current 2019 federal fiscal year. The 2019 NIH ranking is shown in parentheses beside the NIH Grants link.
The Navigator maps include grants and papers as well as new technologies. You can then drill down to the Investigator Lab level to find PhDs and Post-Doctoral Research Fellows. Compare your experience using the Visible Legacy Navigator maps with the OTL Search sites. The links from Innovations in Navigator will lead you to the University site contact information.
Visible Legacy is building our knowledge graph for these 50 universities and more. Many of these are "under construction" and will improve over time. We are constantly adding data to the map, please visit frequently.
Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures
Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) is the intellectual property administration center of the Johns Hopkins University. In addition to serving as the licensing, patent and technology commercialization office for Johns Hopkins researchers and inventors, JHTV also supports the growth of startup companies in and around the university and is an active liaison to parties interested in leveraging university research or materials for academic or corporate endeavors.
University of Michigan Office of Technology Transfer
University of Michigan Office of Technology Transfer is the University unit responsible for the commercialization of University research discoveries and reports to the U-M Office of Research. We enhance these research discoveries to encourage licensing and broad deployment with existing businesses and newly-formed U-M start-ups. U-M Tech Transfer has earned a reputation for performance among the top 10 of all universities.
Washington University in St. Louis Office of Technology Management (OTM)
The Washington University Office of Technology Management (OTM) assists WU faculty in the transfer of technology from the lab to the global marketplace. Located in the Cortex district of St. Louis, OTM manages a wide variety of intellectual properties arising from research programs throughout Washington University. OTM acts as a resource for faculty in the areas of patent prosecution, material transfer agreements, marketing, and licensing.
University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute
Established in 2013, The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute is the University’s hub for innovation and entrepreneurship.
University of Pennsylvania Center for Innovation
The Penn Center for Innovation at University of Pennsylvania (PCI) is a premier university innovation, venture creation, and commercialization center
UCSF Innovation, Technology and Alliances
UCSF Innovation, Technology and Alliances is bringing research and industry together to advance health science through innovation and entrepreneurship.
Stanford Office of Technology Licensing
The Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) was established in 1970 to transfer technologies developed at Stanford. OTL is responsible for managing the intellectual property assets of Stanford University. The office's charter is to help turn scientific progress into tangible products, while returning income to the inventor and to the University to support further research.
UCSD Office of Innovation and Commercialization
UC San Diego is globally recognized as an innovation leader driving social and economic prosperity. Together with our campus partners, the Office of Innovation and Commercialization aligns resources to encourage and support an innovative community comprised of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community advocates. Our mission is to accelerate the commercialization of UC San Diego innovations and contribute to a sustainable society by empowering a diverse entrepreneurial culture on campus and strengthening a dynamic innovation ecosystem.
Partners Healthcare Innovation
Partners HealthCare Innovation, aka Mass General Brigham Innovation, coordinates industrial relationships and IP management across Partners HealthCare, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and McLean Hospital. Partners Innovation is a cohesive, coordinated group servicing medical inventors, thought-leaders, entrepreneurs and industry. Our goal is to take medical inventions and innovations discovered by Partners HealthCare researchers and provide the appropriate support and infrastructure to allow technology development, commercialization and, ultimately, the development of products to benefit patients. The team has backgrounds in technology licensing, patenting, bench research, finance, funding, business, law and start-ups.
UCLA Technology Development Group
The UCLA Technology Development Group promotes UCLA innovation, research, teaching and entrepreneurship to benefit society. It creates economic value to support UCLA’s scholarly and educational missions and the State of California. And it leads UCLA’s research community to bring innovation to market.
University of Washington CoMotion IP Licensing
At CoMotion, our Intellectual Property (IP) staff includes patent portfolio managers with expertise in life sciences and engineering. Our experience in managing IP with outside law firms helps us establish a strategy to maximize—and protect—the commercial value of your IP. We can assist you with the following forms of IP protection, and tailor them to your unique circumstances.
Columbia University Technology Ventures
Columbia Technology Ventures is the technology transfer office for Columbia University and a central location for many of the technology development initiatives, entrepreneurial activities, external industry collaborations, and commercially-oriented multidisciplinary technology innovations across the university. CTV’s core mission is to facilitate the transfer of inventions from academic research labs to the market for the benefit of society on a local, national, and global basis. Each year, CTV manages more than 350 invention disclosures, 100 license deals, and 20 new IP-backed start-ups, involving over 750 inventors across Columbia's campuses. CTV currently has over 1200 patent assets available for licensing, across research fields such as bio, IT, clean tech, devices, big data, nanotechnology, materials science, and more.
Yale University Office of Cooperative Research
Since its founding in 1982, the Yale Office of Cooperative Research (OCR) has built a significant portfolio of inventions and patents and has grown into an engine of regional economic development. Its mission is to facilitate the translation of research from Yale’s labs into products and services that benefit society. OCR is recognized as a leading force for catalyzing economic growth by identifying, counseling and nurturing early-stage technologies and guiding the transition into robust companies.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Office of Commercialization and Economic Development
Research at UNC-Chapel Hill improves lives and creates tremendous social and economic value. To accelerate the pipeline of important ideas that are successfully put into practical use, Chancellor Carol Folt created the Vice Chancellor’s Office for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development In February 2015. The Office houses Innovate Carolina, the pan-university network and ecosystem of support for innovation, as well as the Office of Commercialization and Economic Development. OCED is responsible for managing all aspects of UNC-Chapel Hill intellectual property.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Business Development and Strategy
Managing and commercializing the intellectual property assets of Fred Hutch by seeking partners to revolutionize how we treat cancer.
Duke Office of Licensing and Ventures
The Office of Licensing & Ventures (OLV) is the licensing and new venture creation arm of Duke University and the Duke University Medical Center. It's where Duke innovations meet industrial, entrepreneurial, legal and investment markets to create the partnerships necessary to create value and benefit society.
Mount Sinai Innovation Partners
Mount Sinai Innovation Partners (MSIP) facilitates the real-world application and commercialization of Mount Sinai Health System Discoveries and the development of research partnerships.
Emory University Office of Technology Transfer
It is our role in the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) to both manage the intellectual property rights of the University and to oversee industry contracts and provide a single point of contact for industry.
University of Alabama, Birmingham Institute for Innovations and Entrepreneurship
The University of Alabama, Birmingham Institute for Innovations and Entrepreneurship mission is to provide, foster and promote a strong, innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystem through education and experiential learning that will facilitate the successful practice of entrepreneurship at UAB, the region and beyond.
USC Stevens Center for Innovation
The USC Stevens Center for Innovation is a university-wide resource for USC innovators in the Office of the Provost. Designed to harness and advance the creative thinking and breakthrough research at USC for societal impact beyond traditional academic means, we focus on the licensing of technologies, expanding industry collaborations, and supporting start-ups.
University of Minnesota Office for Technology Commercialization
University of Minnesota Technology Commercialization facilitates the transfer of University technology and ideas to licensee companies--both established and startup--for the development of new products and services that benefit the public good, foster economic growth, and generate revenue to support the University's mission.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of Business Engagement
The Office of Business Engagement (formerly the Office of Corporate Relations) connects business and industry with the resources they need to advance their businesses. Our new name is a restatement of the university’s proud 15-year commitment to help facilitate seamless access across the university community. Our team will work closely with you to understand relevant interests and needs, to bring together contacts and experts from across campus and to develop strategies for a successful business relationship.
Vanderbilt University Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization
Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization's mission is to provide professional commercialization services to the Vanderbilt community, thus optimizing the flow of innovation to the marketplace and generating revenue that supports future research activities, while having a positive impact on society.
NYU Technology Transfer
The mission of the NYU Office of Industrial Liaison is to promote the commercial development of NYU technologies from its Medical Center, Washington Square and Tandon Engineering campuses into products to benefit the public, while providing resources to the University to support its research, education, and patient care missions. The Office also facilitates research collaborations between NYU researchers and industry on projects of mutual interest.
University of Colorado, Denver Technology Transfer Office
The University of Colorado, Denver Technology Transfer Office believes that CU's world-class research should create world-class impact. Located on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, CU Innovations provides access to an extensive portfolio of biomedical technologies, clinical validation opportunities, and resources for startup development.
Ohio State University Technology Commercialization Office
Ohio State University Technology Commercialization Office is responsible for technology transfer at Ohio State University.
Northwestern University Innovation and New Ventures (INVO)
Northwestern inventive activity is strong, with more than 200 disclosures in 2016. Northwestern University Innovation and New Ventures' (INVO) work strives to strengthen entrepreneurial activity by both students and faculty and build a self-sustained community that will generate innovations to benefit society.
Baylor College of Medicine Licensing Group
The Baylor Licensing Group maximizes the impact of research at Baylor College of Medicine through commercial relationships that lead to agreements to support the development of new products and services that benefit patients and the public.
UT Southwestern Technology Commercialization
The Technology Commercialization group serves UT Southwestern’s faculty and students by evaluating new inventions disclosed to the office and then managing each technology’s best route to commercialization.
UC Davis InnovationAccess
InnovationAccess in the Office of Research at the University of California, Davis provides services that connect research to the marketplace and is focused specifically on protecting and commercializing intellectual property as well as fostering entrepreneurship within the campus community
Oregon Health and Science University Technology Transfer and Business Development
Oregon Health & Science University Technology Transfer and Business Development's mission is to support the advancement of OHSU research, innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship for the benefit of society.
University of Chicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation bridges the gap between knowledge and practice, idea and action, and research and impact through education, partnerships, and new venture creation.
Mayo Clinic Ventures
Some of the medical advancements most widely used throughout the world have been developed at Mayo Clinic. Nearly every MRI machine contains Mayo Clinic technology. Mayo Clinic holds the patent for the assay-of-choice to diagnose vitamin D deficiency and monitor treatment results. Mayo Clinic was awarded a Nobel Prize for discoveries that led to the isolation and first use of cortisone.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Office of Technology Development
The Office of Technology Development manages Memorial Sloan Kettering’s world-class portfolio of intellectual property.
University of Utah Technology and Venture Commercialization
The University of Utah Technology and Venture Commercialization is responsible for technology transfer for University of Utah.
Harvard Office of Technology Development
The Harvard Office of Technology Development owe our track record of success to a clear set of values and commitments that guide our activities, earning the trust of Harvard researchers and our partners at the interface of science and business.
University of Virginia Licensing and Ventures Group
The mission of University of Virginia Licensing and Ventures Group is to maximize the impact of UVA's innovation assets via commercialization, while providing high levels of customer service, value-added business development, new venture creation, and a focus on driving quality transactions.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst Technology Transfer Office
The commercialization landscape has changed dramatically in the 30 years since the birth of academic technology transfer. While corporate licensing remains a pillar to commercializing academic research, fostering local innovation ecosystems through start-up formation has become an equally important pathway. UMass Amherst is committed to growing the economies of Western Massachusetts and the rest of the Commonwealth through entrepreneurship, and the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) is spearheading that effort.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Offices of Biotechnology and Business Development
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine Offices of Biotechnology and Business Development serves as the technology transfer office of the college, facilitating the licensing of college technology to industry and research collaborations between industry and faculty.
University of Iowa Research Foundation
The University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) assists University of Iowa (UI) faculty researchers in the transfer of technology from the lab to the global marketplace. The UIRF team works to ensure that the world-class research created by our faculty and staff brings about a world-class impact. The office manages a wide variety of intellectual properties arising from research programs throughout the University of Iowa and is the resource for faculty and staff researchers in the areas of patent prosecution, outgoing material transfer agreements, marketing, and licensing.
Case Western Reserve University Technology Transfer Office
Case Western Reserve's Technology Transfer Office (TTO) serves our innovators with full-spectrum intellectual property services. For both faculty and students, we provide support for intellectual property and commercialization that spans the research & development continuum. We serve our researchers by assessing and building upon the commercial potential of new ideas and inventions.
University of Maryland, Baltimore Technology Transfer UM Ventures
The Office of Technology Transfer is a team of professionals with expertise in all aspects of technology transfer including basic science, intellectual property development and management, technology marketing, and license strategy and negotiation.
University of Kentucky Office of Technology Commercialization
The Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) is the technology transfer office for the University of Kentucky (UK). The core mission of the OTC is to facilitate the commercialization of UK innovations and discoveries for the benefit of the University community, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and global society.
Dana–Farber Cancer Institute Belfer Office for Innovations
The Belfer Office for Dana-Farber Innovations is staffed by a skilled and experienced team of business development / licensing professionals and interns drawn from Dana-Farber’s post-doctoral community. Please contact any one of us to begin a conversation.
Scripps Research Institute Office of Technology Development
Scripps Research has one of the strongest innovation systems of any academic research center. The mission of the Office of Technology Development (OTD) is to match Scripps technologies with market needs. Intellectual property and technology transfer is governed by complex laws and regulations. OTD understands the speed of industry, as well as best practices to mitigate loss while adhering to applicable laws and regulations.
Cornell University Center for Technology Licensing
CTL is Cornell University's technology transfer office. We manage Cornell technologies from Cornell's Ithaca campus, Weill Cornell Medical Colleges, Cornell Tech and the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva.
University of Arizona Tech Launch Arizona
University of Arizona Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) will build upon the synergies among the faculty, administration, students and alumni of the University of Arizona, its tech parks, and the technology and business community to significantly enhance the impact of UA research, intellectual property (IP) and technological innovation.
Cincinnati Children’s Innovation Ventures
Innovation Ventures plays a key role in facilitating the translation of discoveries into improved clinical care for children. We protect our innovations through patents; assist in further developing technologies through commercially-driven funding and research partnerships; and deliver products to the market through licensing and the creation of start-up companies.