Office of Technology Development

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*THE OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT HAS MOVED FROM 308 BYNUM HALL TO 100 EUROPA CENTER DRIVE SUITE 430*

The Office of Technology Development (OTD), in support of the university’s mission to encourage innovation and disseminate knowledge, serves the university and the public by licensing innovations developed by faculty, students and staff. Our services include evaluating, patenting, licensing and assisting faculty in obtaining research support from corporate sponsors. Innovators from UNC can use this site to learn Commonly Asked Questions and Answers About Patents & Licensing and how to protect their ideas, how to share their ideas with others, and when and how to start a company, including information about the Carolina Express License Agreement for startups. Companies can search or browse technologies or research tools (cell lines, transgenic animals, etc.) available for licensing or learn about exciting UNC Startups looking for investment.

OTD Bulletin Board

OTD New Patent Decision Process

Letter to the Deans, Directors, and Department Chairs – pdf file OTD_DDD OTD Patent Decision Decision Process – pdf file Visio-OTD Patent Decision Process

Online submission of MTA requests

Submit your Material Transfer Agreement requests online. Link to BLUE and select “Request New MTA” under “My MTAs” from the left-hand menu. Visit the MTA page on this website for more info.

OTD internship program

Interested in pursuing a career in technology transfer? Visit our Internship web page for details about our program.

Carolina Innovations Seminar

The final event of the seminar season is our twelfth annual Celebration of Inventorship. We will honor UNC inventors with US patents issued in calendar 2015, and we will also honor our 2016 Inventor of the Year, Dr. H. Shelton Earp III. Dr. Earp will also be our speaker and will share his experiences with us. The entire event will take place at the Great Room, Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3. Please visit our seminar page for additional information and a link to registration, free of charge.