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Commercializing Technology

When it comes to commercializing technology, the Industry Relations team partnerwith the knowledgeable staff at the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) who support the protection and commercialization of the University’s intellectual property.  

Housed inside the Vice Chancellor’s Office for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, the OTC handlesnegotiating agreements related to intellectual property and maintaining a database for technologies, copyright, software, and research reagents/tools available for licensing 

In addition to connecting industry partners with UNC-Chapel Hill research, technology and faculty startups, this office works closely with internal University partners to further develop and translate discoveries and technologies.  


Innovation at UNC-Chapel Hill


New Start-Ups
Launched in 2019


Number of Start-Ups
Connected to UNC Chapel Hill


Technologies Licensed
in 2019



Interested in learning more about how the Industry Relations team can work
with you to achieve your goals? Contact us!