Office of Technology Transfer (OTT)

The Tuskegee University Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) is primarliy responsible for commercializing the innovation generated by TU faculty, staff and students, either through licenses to industry partners. 

Tuskegee University, as an institute of higher learning, has one of its primary functions to continue to search for new knowledge in all fields in which the university community is active.  The University views research by its faculty and within its own community as an important path to the discovery of knowledge and its definition in forms most useful to the University and the community it serves.  The university recognizes creativity of its faculty, staff and students in research, teaching, and service, as well as in all other areas of intellectual pursuit.  Within the scope of its mission, priorities, objectives and resources, the university seeks to strengthen and improve its capacity to educate its students and contribute to society.

Contact Us

Office of Technology Transfer
Kenney Hll 44-328
Phone (334) 727-8985
Fax: (334) 724-4881

Tuskegee University OTT Process

At the Office of Technology Transfer we try to be efficient and expedient with handling your inventions and innovative new ideas.  Below are the steps our office take to help you begin the journey to protecting your intellectual property. 

Step 1

Filing an invention disclosure 

This is the first step in letting us know what your idea or invention is all about.

Disclosure Application

Step 2

Present your invention to the Intellectual Property Committee 

During this presentation you will pitch your idea/invention to the committee in an attempt to convince them why TU shoiuld pursue patent protection.

Step 3

Disclosure sent to Patent Legal Team 

The legal team will file your diaclosure with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USTOP).


Intellectual Property Committee

Inellectual Property Guidelines

TU Patents

TU Pending Patents

TU Licensed Business