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Technology Transfer

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

Mark Dean and Duane Miller Elected as Fellows to
the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)

Duane Miller, Van Vleet Professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the UT Health Science Center, and Mark Dean, Fisher Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UT Knoxville, were announced as fellows of the academy today. Both fellows have been working through the UT Research Foundation to protect and promote their discoveries. READ MORE»