Temple's Office of Technology Development and Commercialization (OTDC) provides a “one-stop shop” to help faculty, staff and students evaluate and protect their scientific and engineering research, as well as translate work into commercial opportunities.

The office works with our external patent counsel to determine the most appropriate intellectual property protection—such as patents and copyrights—and commercialization strategy for inventions Temple elects to pursue. Various marketing strategies are employed to identify companies and entrepreneurs to further develop and bring Temple's discoveries to the marketplace.

Through continued advancement of the university's research enterprise, we ensure our place as a nexus of discovery, education, translational research and service, dedicated to improving quality of life and expanding our understanding of the world for society's benefit. Learn more about Temple's OTDC.