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.

Effective June 1, 2018, OIC will be responsible for the review and negotiation of all material transfer agreement (MTA) and non-disclosure agreements (NDA) formerly administered by the Office of Export Controls.

MTA and NDA Review and Negotiation

Review and Negotiation of UH Research-Related Agreements (Memo, May 2018)

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.


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