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Office of Technology Transfer

The Office of Technology Transfer at Boise State supports research activities, collaborates with industry, and assists with the commercialization of intellectual property.

Transitioning Research Projects for Commercial and Public Use

Our services include protecting, developing, and marketing new inventions and fostering internal and external relationships.

Our support advances the university’s innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic development initiatives and programs.

For Inventors

Submit an invention or copyright disclosure, learn about intellectual property (IP) basics, NSF I-Corps entrepreneurial training, material transfer agreements, and more about OTT’s process.

Learn More about Inventors

For Industry

Find information about our available technologies for licensing, the Digital Marketplace, sample licensing agreements, NDAs, and more.

Learn More about Industry

For Startups

Dive into our resources for startups. Here you’ll find best practices documents, programs for startups, and the policies and procedures that apply to startups.

Learn More about Startups

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Research News

Theodossiou earns Boise State’s first Beckman Young Investigator Award
Boise State’s TRANSFORM team announces two award recipients
Bieter and Oestreicher publish article on Basque arborglyphs
For the third consecutive year, a College of Engineering student receives competitive graduate research fellowship
Institute for Pervasive Cybersecurity accepted into prestigious national networks
Boise State dryland ecosystem research receives NASA award

Research and Creative Activity Ecosystem: OTT Expertise

At Boise State University, the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) supports principal investigators and their projects’ lifecycles. Working hand-in-hand with principal investigators and their college and departmental administrative staff, OTT offers specialized assistance to navigate the journey within the lifecycle of the ecosystem.

OTT’s Contributions to the Research Ecosystem:

  • Expert Guidance: Providing comprehensive support in protecting research outcomes and innovations, marketing technologies, and identifying commercialization pathways and external collaborators.
  • Privacy and Partnership: Negotiating non-disclosure agreements, enabling the discussion of confidential topics with potential industry partners and vendors.
  • Translational Initiatives: Supporting innovation and entrepreneurial programs through seed and gap funding initiatives and NSF I-Corps.

Research and Creative Activity Ecosystem

Examples of how OTT Supports Research Ecosystem

The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) interacts with researchers and project directors in the Research and Creative Activity Ecosystem during steps 6 and 7. Below are examples of ways OTT supports in this process:

Step 6: Manage Award

What do you do when you need support with sponsor documents and closing out your research? The Office of Technology Transfer has the expertise to take you step by step through this process with an understanding of all roles and outcomes for the project.

Step 7: Share your Research and Creative Activity

When it’s time to share your research or creative activity, turn to the Office of Technology Transfer. They’re here to help you with your intellectual property, archiving, publishing and commercializing your work.

Whether you need a fully supported, step-by-step research or creative activity partner or would like specific support within one or more of these steps, we are here to help. Discover your personalized path by walking through the steps above. Then, contact us. We can support you along your pathway, at any step.

Learn more about us here or email us at for a conversation.