Office of Technology Transfer (OTT)

Location: Kenney Hall, Rm 44-328  |  Phone: 334-727-8985  |  Fax: 334-724-4881  |  Email:

Established in 2018, the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) provides services for Tuskegee University Innovators, from protecting intellectual property to the commercialization of new discoveries through licensing and/or new enterprise development. It serves as a link between the commercial marketplace and Tuskegee University faculty. OTT offers Tuskegee University researchers expertise and guidance regarding the protection of intellectual property, including patents and copyrights, and in seeking licensing agreements with commercial entities to take Tuskegee University research developments into the marketplace for the public benefit.

The Office of Technology Transfer is led by the Vice President, Research and Sponsored Programs and Associate Director, Grantsmanship and Compliance. 

Tuskegee University OTT Process

The Office of Technology Transfer aims for efficiency and expediency in handling your inventions and innovative new ideas.
Below are the steps our office takes to help you begin the journey to protecting your intellectual property. 

Step 2
Present Invention
Step 3
Send Disclosure

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Present your invention to the Intellectual
Property Committee
During this
presentation you will pitch your
idea/invention to the committee,
attempting to convince them why
TU should pursue patent protection.


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


Resource Links

IIntellectual Property Guidelines


License an Innovation

These TU innovations are ready for commercial development (Click here)

U.S. Patents Issued