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

Planets in space

'Death Star' Bacterium Key to Drug Delivery Tool

Researchers discovered that pesky tubeworms stuck to the bottom of shipping boats and Navy vessels shed light on how to develop a novel way of delivering therapeutic drugs in humans.

Scuba diver under water

Study: More Women Working Behind-the-Scenes in Hollywood

Women comprised 20 percent of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the top 100 grossing films of 2019.

 

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Yong Yan

Astronomers Discover Two Double-Star Planetary Systems

The discoveries include the first circumbinary planet revealed by observations from NASA’s TESS mission, marking the start of a much better understanding of such systems.