Technology Transfer


Business Development and Technology Transfer (BDTT) supports the Institute’s mission by promoting the use of research results and discoveries for public benefit. To this end, BDTT provides patenting, licensing and other commercialization support. BDTT also strives to identify, establish and develop relationships with business and industry for mutually beneficial joint programs.

BDTT performs the following services for the Institute:

  • Evaluates invention disclosures
  • Manages the patent process
  • Markets VAI’s intellectual property
  • Negotiates confidentiality, material transfer, collaboration and licensing agreements with industry partners, research institutions and universities
  • Monitors licenses and other collaborative agreements for compliance with contractual obligations
  • Facilitates the development of start-up companies based on VAI’s intellectual property

View our available technologies by browsing the categories to the left.

Contact Us

For licensing information, questions regarding available technologies, collaborative opportunities, material transfer agreements (MTAs), and all other inquiries, please contact BDTT by email at or by phone at 616.234.5782.