Office of Innovation and Commercialization
The Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC) is responsible for the management of intellectual property and technology assets developed at the University of Hawai‘i and the transfer of new technology for broader public use through its commercial partners.
Office of Technology Transfer
A major component of OIC is the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT), which assists faculty, staff and student researchers to identify and protect their discoveries and inventions, and to foster commercial investment that will turn University of Hawai‘i research into new products and services to improve public health and welfare. By seeking to create closer relationships with entrepreneurs, businesses and investors, OTT works to increase opportunities for the development and utilization of new technologies created through research and scholarship.