Research Community - Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation - Carnegie Mellon University

CTTEC provides a number of services to the research community at Carnegie Mellon. The most visible of these is the licensing of new “technologies” developed by faculty which in turn, results in benefits to the inventors, the university and society in general.  Additional activities include:

  • Evaluating the commercial potential and patentability of new technologies
  • Managing the intellectual proprerty protection process
  • Marketing and licensing patents, materials, software, and other technologies
  • Providing guidance on open source software licensing
  • Receiving and distributing royalties and other income to inventors and Carnegie Mellon schools and departments

Other important services provided to the research community include:

  • Providing Research Material to organizations through various Material Transfer Agreements (MTA) or Research Use Licensing
  • Assisting and streamlining the company start-up process

If you have an invention and would like to begin working with CTTEC, we encourage you to start with the invention disclosure process. You can download the standard invention disclosure form [Non-fillable pdf] or [doc] , complete it, and return it to CTTEC via e-mail. 

Once we receive the information, a business development and licensing officer will get in touch with you to discuss next steps. If you have any question feel free to reach out to one of our licensing officers.