Our community and our world benefit when discoveries and inventions made at Princeton are developed into new products and technologies. Princeton's teaching and research mission is enhanced when our talented students and professors know that their research may make a real-world difference.
The Office of Technology Licensing serves the University's teaching and research mission by facilitating the transfer of technology to society, for the benefit of all. In FY2020, OTL assisted University researchers with the filing 124 invention disclosures, 182 patent applications, and the issuance of 57 patents. The office enabled the licensing of 25 technologies and the formation of six startups.
Innovations developed at Princeton include those in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, ceramics and materials science, chemistry, computers and software, medical devices and diagnostics, and optoelectronics and electrical engineering.