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 12 years, UF OTL has launched 157 biomedical and technology startups, generating more than $1 billion in private investment. In 2014, OTL received almost 300 invention disclosures on $700 million in UF research, signed 87 licenses and options, and launched 17 companies.