With the diversification of the college’s research initiatives and the ever-increasing portfolio of scientific knowledge, technology transfer and commercialization have become increasingly important. Tickle College of Engineering faculty members are active participants in the institutional efforts at UT to create and develop intellectual property.
The college is experiencing a diversification in the development of intellectual property, particularly as the University of Tennessee Research Foundation gains strength. In the past two years, the college has yielded:
- 141 IP disclosures
- 24+ patents
- 11 licenses/options
- 2 startups