The University-Industry Cooperation Coordination Office works as an interface to develop university-industry cooperation, matching researchers carrying out joint projects with the industry and industrial companies to work with the universities, and on the other hand the office provides all kinds of technology transfer services. Within this scope, METU Technology Transfer Office (ODTÜ ∙ TTO) established in 2008 continues to work under the roof of University-Industry Cooperation Coordination Office.
ODTÜ TTO is a structure developed both for the development of university-industry cooperation and for supporting technology-oriented entrepreneurship. All processes are managed on behalf of faculty members both as a financial and an administrative institution until the establishment of the company, from obtaining a patent till the transformation of the academic information produced in the university into an economic value. In addition to these listed above, legal support in terms of sharing the IPR in contracts for university-industry collaborations are also provided by the office.
METU Central Laboratory (http://merlab.metu.edu.tr/)
“ODTU – TTO Technoloy Transfer Office” is a structure created to support both university-industry collaboration and technology-based entrepreneurship. During the commercialization of the knowledge generated in academia, from patenting to incorporation, both the financial and managerial processes are executed by ODTU TEKNOKENT, on behalf of the academicians.
ODTU TTO coordinates the patenting processes of the academicians’ scientific findings and subsequently supports the incorporation of spin-off enterprises. As of the end of 2016, more than 230 national and international applications were realised and out of these 230 more than 150 national and international patents were achieved. ODTU TTO received its first Triadic Patent in 2013 and has 3 Triadic Patents in its portfolio today.