IDEA is the secure online portal for invention disclosures at the University of Tennessee. At any time you may log in to idea.tennessee.edu with your UT net ID to submit or manage an invention disclosure. You can also check on a disclosure’s approval status. IDEA enables inventors, approvers, and UTRF staff,  to monitor the progress of invention disclosures; submission, management, and approval. It also facilitates the initiation of the commercialization process. If you have questions or comments please refer to the tutorial and manuals provided or contact UTRF.

 Video Tutorial and Manuals:

Video: Inventor’s Guide for Using IDEA

UTRF Vice President, Richard Magid explains how to use IDEA to submit a disclosure.

Online Training Session

Online training sessions are available for all UT employees.  Please contact UTRF if you would like to schedule a session.