Technology Transfer

Technology Transfer at Mines

The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) at Colorado School of Mines works to serve the citizens of Colorado and the United States by commercializing the inventions resulting from research in accordance with four main principles:

  • Enhance the Academic Mission: Enhance the academic mission: Technology commercialization is part of the overall plan of Mines@150 and adds to the experience of students and faculty to provide research and entrepreneurial opportunities.
  • Provide a service to the inventors and internal and external partners: The OTT communicates the steps in commercialization to the inventors, conveys what is needed from the inventors to move their inventions to market, and is flexible in addressing the needs of inventors and other stakeholders.
  • Find the right partners: The OTT must make connections with key industry leaders, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and others in the technology-based economic development community who are potential partners in moving the university’s inventions to market.
  • Ensure fair return: As a steward of the taxpayers’ and university’s investment, the OTT must get fair market value for the inventions of the university, whatever the funding source.

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