OTC is responsible for managing all aspects of UNC-Chapel Hill intellectual property. Additionally, as part of Innovate Carolina, OTC helps faculty, staff, and students effectively manage inventions and technologies that may have impact with or without commercialization. They partner with them through the entire translation process.

Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC)

OTC is responsible for managing all aspects of UNC-Chapel Hill intellectual property. Additionally, as part of Innovate Carolina, OTC helps faculty, staff, and students effectively manage inventions and technologies that may have impact with or without commercialization. They partner with them through the entire translation process.

OTC provides funding and support and works closely with other University and external funders and resource providers to further develop and translate discoveries and technologies. OTC forges relationships with external partners in industry and business to help structure partnerships that bring UNC-Chapel Hill research to market.

Furthermore, they provide services, training and mentorship to promote entrepreneurship and startup company formation. They assist startups with securing space, finding resources and funding, and assembling a proper leadership team.

For more information, visit otc.unc.edu

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