Brandeis Innovation

The Office of Technology Licensing

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The Brandeis Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) serves researchers, inventors, entrepreneurs and industry. We provide support and infrastructure to the University's investigators for technology development, product development, and commercialization. The office offers a full range of services in licensing, business development and legal matters for transferring technologies created within Brandeis. OTL also provides training, resources and funding for innovative Brandeis startups and technologies. In addition, the office patents and licenses technologies developed through our programs. OTL is the bridge between researchers and the resources they need, connecting them to materials, funding, partnerships, collaboration, and expertise. We support discoveries from Brandeis University's investigators, helping the successful commercialization of innovations:

  • Evaluating new invention disclosures and managing intellectual property for those with significant market potential;
  • Determining commercialization pathways, seeking qualified licensees and structuring licensing deals;
  • Supporting development of industry-academic collaborations, partnerships, funding options and materials sharing;
  • Maintaining long-term relationships with licensees, assuring compliance with agreement terms and distributing any income generated by licenses in accordance with the University's IP Policy.