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Intellectual Property


Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization

The CTTC provides professional  commercialization services  to the Vanderbilt community, thus optimizing the flow of innovation to the marketplace and generating revenue that supports future research activities, while having a positive impact on society.

They accomplish this by serving as an efficient and effective conduit for the transfer of promising intellectual property to industry; contributing to regional economic development by licensing locally and supporting new venture creation; and encouraging greater translational research collaborations between academia and industry.

For more information on the services provided by the CTTC, click here.


Intellectual Property

Licensing is the means by which CTTC transfers intellectual proper from Vanderbilt to a company for commercial development. Each license is unique and includes a grant of rights to the company in return for financial and other consideration. 

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Patents and IP Protection

Depending on the type of invention, protection may include patents, copyrights, or other forms of intellectual property protection. CTTC works with inventors to determine the best form of protection for each technology.

For more information on IP Protection, click here.


Material Transfer Agreements

The CTTC manages Material Transfer Agreements for the sharing of research materials with other institutions and companies, as well as internally among Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

For more information on MTA’s or to request one, click here.