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Todd Sherer, Executive Director

Emory’s Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) exists to manage the intellectual property rights of the University. Every year, we receive hundreds of innovations from Emory's world-renowned faculty, which we then shepherd from the lab bench into the hands of a commercial partner. In doing so, we help bring commercial success to the inventor, the university, and our industry partner – while also benefitting the world.

Emory OTT is a hub of activity for research, innovation, and feeding a world-class product pipeline. Our activities include:

  • Scouting for new technologies
  • Evaluating the commercial potential of new inventions
  • Protecting intellectual property
  • Marketing Emory technologies
  • Negotiating licenses and licensing disputes
  • Facilitating research, confidentiality, and material transfer agreements
  • Supporting new and existing Emory start-ups
  • Educating the Emory community about the benefits of technology transfer

We're a conduit for public and private partnerships; researchers and investors; and industry and academy. This is a space where bold ideas become reality. Technology transfer is the ultimate team sport – and when the game is played well, everyone wins. Join us!

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Todd Sherer, PhD, CLP, RTTP
Executive Director