Our Mission

Taking Technology from the Lab to the Marketplace

The primary mission of the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) is to promote and facilitate the transfer of useful technologies to the commercial sector so that the public can directly benefit from the ingenuity and creativity of our outstanding researchers. Providing access to new and improved devices, drugs, services, etc., all contribute to improving the quality of people's lives. OTT strives to find the most efficient ways to take a concept developed by our inventors and turn it into a product useful in everyday life.

Founded in 1995, OTT works to effectively commercialize technology developed at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Specifically, OTT assists the faculty with intellectual property, evaluates inventions, manages the Caltech/JPL patent portfolio, negotiates technology licenses and assists entrepreneurs with the creation of startups.


The most recent OTT brochure can be found here.

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