Our mission is to seamlessly turn ground-breaking research into real-world solutions.
We envision a future where every technology is given the opportunity to make a global impact.
USF was ranked in the Top 20 of American Universities for technology transfer by the prestigious Milken Institute. With 108 new U.S. utility patents granted in 2019, USF is eighth among American public research universities and 16th among all universities worldwide in generating new patents, according to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). This past year, the university had 102 license and option agreements and 11 new startup companies in FY 2020. TTO endeavors to educate and promote innovation, the result of which is products, jobs and technologies utilized in the public interest.