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

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Addressing the Needs of Struggling Nurses

Amanda Choflet studies substance abuse among nurses, with the hope of one day creating interventions to reduce risky behaviors.
 

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SDSU’s start-up incubator is thinking outside the box to encourage entrepreneurs with virtual programming..

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VP for Research Receives Top CSU Honor

Interim Vice President for Research and Innovation Hala Madanat is recognized for her significant work benefiting underserved populations.