About UF OTL

Mission: Transferring University of Florida discoveries from the laboratory to the market to make the world a better place

Successfully transferring new discoveries to the marketplace is an important responsibility for one of the nation’s top public research universities. The University of Florida has earned a reputation as a leader in commercializing discoveries that cure diseases, create jobs and make the world a better place. This reputation is the result of the collaborative working relationship between faculty generating new discoveries and the Office of Technology Licensing working to find commercial partners. OTL staff are dedicated to assisting UF employees who feel they have something new and useful, with patent potential.

UF consistently ranks among the top universities for startup launches and licensing. In the past 15 years, UF OTL has launched 193 biomedical and technology startups, generating more than $1 billion in private investment. In fiscal year 2015-16, OTL received 311 invention disclosures on $724 million in UF research, signed 122 licenses and options, and launched 17 companies.