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The Division of Research provides inventors with access to resources and expertise to promote commercialization and protect valuable intellectual property. The information below is designed to help you get started with the tech transfer process at UH.

Commercialization at UH

The Office of Technology Transfer and Innovation (OTTI) manages patents, copyrights and trademarks, and works with faculty and the Intellectual Property Committee to file patents for inventions. The office also acts as industry's gateway to innovation at the University of Houston, uniting UH with start-ups, midsize companies, large corporations and non-profit organizations to bring university discoveries to the marketplace. OTTI oversees the IP Committee, Chancellor's Technology Bridging Fund and the Innovation Center and Labs.

Start a Company

New startup companies emerge from UH each year, taking ideas and IP into the real world. More than 350 student businesses and 28 faculty startups have launched from UH over the last couple of decades, contributing to the economic development of the Greater Houston region and beyond.