Office of Technology Transfer & Commercialization

Creating the foundation for economic development

By facilitating partnerships in universities and industry, the Office of Technology Transfer & Commercialization at South Dakota State University drives science and technology-based economic development.

The OTTC strives to build a foundation for creation of new jobs, formation of new technology-based business, and a diversified economic base to create a globally competitive economy in South Dakota.

OTTC functions include:

  • assisting in forming collaboration between universities and industry partners
  • evaluating commercial potential of intellectual properties
  • protecting intellectual properties
  • commercializing intellectual properties with industry partners
  • providing equitable financial benefit to inventors and SDSU

The Office of Technology Transfer & Commercialization can provide templates for, negotiate and get approved signatures for any documents needed for sharing intellectual property, research collaborations, or sponsored research, sponsored service, and facility use agreements.