Technology Commercialization

The Office of Industry Engagement helps campus innovators move new technologies and discoveries out of Georgia Tech to benefit the general public. To facilitate this process, we evaluate promising technologies, market Georgia Tech innovations to industry, negotiate licensing agreements, and maintain relationships with industry partners. We encourage researchers to contact the Office of Industry Engagement as early as possible in the discovery process to ensure protection of intellectual property and to gain a comprehensive understanding of the options available in commercializing your research.

Please click on any of the steps below to learn more about the technology commercialization process at Georgia Tech.

The seven steps of technology commercialization

Step 1 Invention disclosure
Step 2 Searching for prior art
Step 3 Evaluating the innovation
Step 4 Protecting the innovation
Step 5 Marketing the innovation
Step 6 Licensing the innovation
Step 7 Monitoring progress