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.

20-50 new inventions and creative works each year
Over $1 million in income in 2018-19
$148.5 million in grant funding in 2018-19

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Questions about technology transfer? Interested in licensing inventions or creative works produced through research at SDSU? Want to serve as an mentor to faculty entrepreneurs and startups? Contact the TTO.

Tommy Martindale, Director

Kyle Welch, Licensing Manager

Introducing the SDSU Founders Manual

SDSU Founders Manual

The SDSU Founders Manual is a guide to help faculty and student creators share their ideas with the world. For future startup founders, aspiring entrepreneurs, and creative innovators, the SDSU Founders Manual is a great starting point to:

  • Find resources on campus to help with an idea.
  • Learn about the commercialization process.
  • Discover the community support available to creators.

The Founders Manual is available for download as a free .pdf below. 

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Research Happening at SDSU

Machu Pichu

New Award Reflects 'Significant Contributions to Latin American Communities'

The new funding allows the Center for Latin American Studies to support more field research experiences for graduate students.

Person's hands holding cash

New Study on Income and Happiness Finds Growing Divide

More income means more happiness, now more than before according to new study by SDSU psychologist Jean Twenge.

Brain scan

'Little Brain' Not So Little After All

High-res imaging shows the cerebellum is 80% of the area of the cortex, indicating it has grown as human behavior and cognition evolved.