UT RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Everything starts with the inventors working in labs, clinics, greenhouses, offices and classrooms throughout UT. From our offices in Knoxville and Memphis, the UT Research Foundation (UTRF) serves as a bridge between these researchers and industry, entrepreneurs and investors. UTRF facilitates the transfer of inventions to the private sector, providing public benefit of new products which are the result of academic-research funding. This creates new jobs and new companies that boost the economy, and it also produces income for the inventors and the university.
The UTRF Office of Technology Transfer:
- Moves inventions from the lab to the market
- Turns ideas into products
- Creates new industry partnerships
- Starts new companies that grow new jobs
DID YOU KNOW?
In the past year, UTRF signed 21 new license and option agreements and worked with the inventors to start four new companies. We also collected more than $1 million in revenue, received 28 new U.S. patents and managed 145 new inventions.