About TTO


USF was ranked in the Top 20 of American Universities for technology transfer by the prestigious Milken Institute.  Based on the 86 new patents secured during the 2022 calendar year, USF is 15th among American public research universities and 36th among all universities worldwide in generating new patents. On a global scale, this is the 10th year USF has ranked in the top 25.  The university had 53 license and option agreements and 11 new startup companies in FY 2023. TTO endeavors to educate and promote innovation, the result of which is products, jobs and technologies utilized in the public interest.


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.








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