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Welcome to the Office of Technology Commercialization and Ventures (OTCV) guide to commercializing inventions developed at the University of Massachusetts. This website is designed to help faculty and students understand the basic steps of taking an invention from idea to launch.

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Robert L. Caret
President

Welcome from the President
The high quality research taking place on all five of our campuses helps fuel the innovation economy in Massachusetts and improves the quality of life in the Commonwealth and around the world. Commercializing that research ensures that these inventions are available for the benefit of citizens at home and abroad. This site highlights some of the resources available to help UMass inventors move their inventions from the lab bench to the broader world. I hope you find the information useful. The OTCV team looks forward to working with you to ensure that Massachusetts remains a national leader in technology transfer.
Welcome from OTCV
Since its inception in 1994, OTCV has been instrumental in growing the licensing income through commercialization of UMass inventions. Commercialization results in societal benefits and also generates the revenue that will further increase our research base. To accomplish this, we continually broaden the services we offer.   This website is intended as a portal to those services.   Of particular note is the newly-created UMass Entrepreneurship Commons which serves and supports entrepreneurial activities of all UMass faculty, researchers and students at each campus. We look forward to working with you and assisting you through the challenges of commercialization.