Innovation starts here
Technology transfer is the movement of innovative research ideas from the lab into the public sphere. At universities, the goal of tech transfer is to implement technology and creative works to maximize public benefit. At San Diego State University, the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) strives to deploy the products of research to improve society and bolster the San Diego regional economy.
Between 20-50 disclosures of inventions and creative works each year
Over $1 million in royalties received in 2018-19
$135 million in research expenditures in 2017-18
Upcoming TTO Events & Deadlines
Questions about technology transfer? Interested in licensing inventions or creative works produced through research at SDSU? Want to serve as an entrepreneur mentor to faculty startups?
Tommy Martindale, Director
Kyle Welch, Licensing Manager
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Research Happening at SDSU
A study found the bacteria present near coral reefs ebb and flow throughout the day, changes that are synchronized across reefs separated by hundreds of miles.
A mix of curiosity and motivation fueled Pedro Torres during his doctoral studies at SDSU, where he authored 12 scientific papers, including one with positive implications for women's health.