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Office of Technology Licensing (OTL)

OTL has been strategically and collaboratively working with Stanford’s researchers, entrepreneurial ecosystems, and external partners for more than half a century. Our mission is to promote the transfer of Stanford technology for society’s use and benefit while generating unrestricted income to support research and education.

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Submit an idea

Stanford researchers: click below to load the Stanford OTL portal to submit your idea (disclosure). Or, view other options and FAQs.

Please Note: This portal is only for the submission of ideas and inventions created by people while affiliated with Stanford University.

Browse our technologies

Search through technologies available for licensing in our TechFinder database.

You can also view our expertly curated Technology Collections (Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and COVID-19).

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Meet the OTL Team

Click below to visit our staff page, where you can browse points-of-contact by department.

You can also visit our Contact Us page.

Startups at Stanford

Stanford inventors, faculty, and students: Find OTL's helpful guides, best practices, and other startup resources.

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HIT Fund

Explore our exciting new High Impact Technology (HIT) Fund that helps bring early-stage research to commercialization.

Industrial Contracts Office

Click below to open the Industrial Contracts Office (ICO) website, where you can find information on sponsored research with industry partners, MTAs, Industry Affiliates Programs, and more.