About Technology Transfer

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Universities, hospitals, and research centers conduct a lot of research that generates groundbreaking inventions, that not only save lives, but improve the way we live, work, and play on a daily basis. Learn more about how technology transfer benefits you.

Bridging GW Innovations to Business

Office of Technology Transfer 3rd Annual Innovation Competition
Office of Technology Transfer 3rd Annual Innovation Competition

The George Washington University Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) promotes and facilitates the transfer of GW innovations for the benefit of the university community and the public while leveraging GW resources through partnering with industry experts and entrepreneurs.

We are the bridge between in-house laboratory research and companies, entrepreneurs, and investors. Our primary aim is to connect university researchers with business enterprises, entrepreneurs, and unique external resources.  OTT oversees all aspects of technology commercialization at GW.   

OTT helps both university researchers and industry experts. At the 3rd Annual Innovation Competition on March 26, 2014, our office gave GW researchers and their technologies exposure to investors, entrepreneurs, attorneys and others outside of the university community, all of whom could help with the development of their technology. OTT awarded two $10,000 grand prizes in two categories - Physical Science and Life Science. Read more >>

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OTT Intern Appointed Patent Agent in Prestigious Law Firm

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Dr. Indrani Dasgupta, former OTT intern, was appointed as Patent Agent for Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich, and Rosati law firm in their San Diego office in June 2014.  Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati is the largest law firm in the United States for representing startup ventures.

“My experience with technology commercialization while an intern at GW’s Office of Technology Transfer was very valuable in understanding the business of commercializing early stage technologies and was key to my landing a position at such a prestigious law firm as Wilson Sonsini.”

-- Dr. Dasgupta