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"In the end, the inventor is still the hero and always will be."

The founder of Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation (CTTEC) made this declaration in 1993, and it continues to guide our efforts every day. At the CTTEC, we are inspired by the passion of our inventors, and we strive to connect them with the right resources to bring our technologies to market. Here you will find all of the information you will need to begin working with us today.

CTTEC is responsible for facilitating and accelerating the movement of research and technology out of the university and into the marketplace. Our collaborative and problem-solving approach working with researchers to validate, challenge and extend their work fits well within the overall goals of commercialization.

CTTEC focuses on technologies covering the five broad strategic research areas outlined in Carnegie Mellon's 2008 strategic plan [pdf] including:

  • Computation - data intensive computing, social computing...
  • Sustainability - renewable energy, climate protection...
  • Health and Quality of Life - Computational biology, medical robotics...
  • Social and Behavioral Studies - Cognitive sciences, IT-enabled organizations...
  • Global, Economic and Cultural Issues - Language, Finance, International Politics and Government

Our web strategy is to provide a resource to any individual or group interested in commercial activity around Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) research.  Within this site, you will find ways to connect with CTTEC, develop a comprehensive understanding of innovative research and commercial activities at CMU and gain insight into our 5 step commercialization process. We will be modifying and improving this site over time with additional content and features, feel free to email innovation@cmu.edu with comments/suggestions.

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