Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development

Technology Transfer

What We Do

The Technology Transfer efforts focus on serving as the primary resource for Intellectual Property (IP) related matters, and facilitates the legal protection, marketing, and commercialization of IP that results from research and scholarly activities with a goal to enhance the quality of life in society. The efforts also facilitate connecting private sector businesses and entrepreneurs with appropriate research expertise and resources at Cal Poly Pomona (CPP).

The office evaluates invention disclosures filed with the office and determines the commercial viability and the patentability of the intellectual property. The office identifies strategies for legal protection and markets technology for commercialization through licensing to existing companies or by facilitating startup companies. The office encourages, promotes and supports an entrepreneurial culture on campus and works with faculty to facilitate the execution of appropriate legal instruments to encourage collaboration with the private sector.


  • Educational programs on IP protection and commercialization
  • Guide faculty, students and staff on IP related matters
  • Evaluate IP disclosures for technical and commercial potential
  • Facilitate the legal protection of IP
  • Manage and market Cal Poly Pomona’s IP portfolio
  • Link Cal Poly Pomona’s IP with the private sector industrial partners for commercialization
  • Link private sector businesses with Cal Poly Pomona’s applied research centers
  • Develop collaborative research partnerships with industry
  • Facilitate technology based start-ups
  • Negotiate and execute IP related agreements including:
    • Confidentiality Agreements
    • Industrial Contracts
    • Collaborative Research Agreements
    • Licensing Agreements
    • Teaming Agreements


NOTE:  Material Transfer Agreements are handled by Procurement Services