Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation


CTTEC provides a number of services to the research community at Carnegie Mellon University.

One of the most visible services we offer is licensing the new technologies faculty develop. This 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 property 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. Download and complete the appropriate form:

After the form is completed, please email it to CTTEC [innovation (at) cmu (dot) edu]. 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 questions feel free to reach out to one of our licensing officers.

CTTEC often receives specific technology and research requests from industry. They'll be posted here for your reference: Funded Research Opportunities

CTTEC Sponsored Seminars

Upcoming Events


Past Events

America Invents Act and its Impact on University Research

America Invents Act and its Impact on University Research

Funded Research/Business Opportunities

AlphaLab Gear 2017

Details about applications:  http://alphalabgear.org/apply/

More Details here: http://alphalabgear.org

Startup NASA

NASA Technology Transfer Program is offering a new opportunity to put NASA Technologies to work

More Details here: http://technology.nasa.gov/startup