“ODTU – TTO Technology Transfer Office” is a structure created to support both university-industry collaboration and technology-based entrepreneurship. All processes are managed and executed by ODTÜ TTO 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. In addition to the technology transfer services, ODTÜ TTO also 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.
As of end of 2017, more than 340 national and international applications were realised and out of these 340 more than 200 national and international patents were achieved. ODTU TTO received its first Triadic Patent in 2013 and has 3 Triadic Patents in its portfolio today.
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