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.
While the college’s contributions are focused in computer science, electrical engineering, and materials science engineering at present, we are experiencing a diversification in the development of intellectual property, particularly as the University of Tennessee Research Foundation gains strength, as evidenced by its accomplishments in 2016:
- 140 new invention disclosures
- 21 licenses and option agreements
- 2 startups
- 24 issued patents