University of South Florida

A sustained focus on transferring cutting-edge innovation

About the University

Over the past 10 years, USF has transitioned into a major research institution. Today, USF is one of only 40 public research universities nationwide with very high research activity that is designated as community engaged by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

The Technology Transfer Office (TTO) was established in 1990 to facilitate the commercialization of university intellectual property, including patents and copyrights. The TTO works with researchers and students in every college to ready new inventions for the patenting process and potential licensing opportunities. TTO's work allows for a sustained focus on transferring cutting-edge research and innovation to the commercial marketplace, generating revenue and diversifying the economy.