The Office of Technology Transfer Helps Faculty/Staff Commercialize Innovations

Story excerpt provided by WOUB Digital.

Written by Tom Hodson.

The Office of Technology Transfer at Ohio University, headed by Bob Silva, plays a critical role in helping faculty and staff to commercialize innovations and intellectual property – thereby bringing revenue to the university.

“We have a very robust innovation climate here at Ohio University,” Silva says.

He notes that his office must first identify inventions and technologies developed on campus and assess whether they have market value and market potential. If so, then his office helps patent the idea/product, market it and collect revenues.

Listen to the complete interview with Bob Silva here.

Originally published January 26, 2015.

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