Technology Transfer

Technology transfer at Arizona’s public universities

Technology transfer at Arizona’s public universities takes the power of research and innovation to the marketplace, impacting Arizona and the global community.

Through cutting-edge research conducted at the universities, new discoveries prompt inventions, patents and companies that are created in our state. Beyond the economic impacts are real-world benefits that can change our lives, significantly improve our health, make our communities better places to live, and spur new job creation.

To focus on translating research to the marketplace and accelerate its momentum, each of our universities has specific intellectual property management and technology transfer offices led by top professionals who are experts in both academics and industry, who know how to match ideas and inventions to buyers in the marketplace – and how to protect discoveries along the way

Technology transfer frequently asked questions

From defining what technology transfer is to finding out what inventions have stemmed from technology transfer, FAQs address inquiries about translating innovations into inventions.  Click here for more information.

How technology transfer works

Technology transfer generally follows a process that begins with a discovery by a university researcher and ends with a start-up or spin-off company.

Learn more about Arizona’s public universities’ technology transfer operations

AzTE at Arizona State University, NAU Innovations at Northern Arizona University and the Tech Launch Arizona at the University of Arizona contribute to the mission of the universities and bring economic benefits to Arizona. Click here for more information.

Technology transfer offices at Arizona’s public universities

Arizona is home to three technology transfer offices at Arizona’s public universities that work with researchers and investors to bring new technology to the market.

    AzTE at Arizona State University
    NAU Innovations at Northern Arizona University
    Tech Launch Arizona at the University of Arizona

Research database

Looking for research information or an expert at Arizona’s public universities? The Arizona University System's Research Catalog is a searchable database of research at Arizona’s public universities.