The UAH Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) functions as a liaison for industry partners that are looking for access to the expertise in a wide array of fields found within the research community at UAH. OTC brings together the needs of all parties in a collaborative manner for a mutually beneficial partnership.
OTC can help industry partners connect with UAH researchers and enter into the appropriate agreements. OTC can also link potential investors with start-up companies based on UAH technologies.

If your company is interested in the commercialization of UAH technologies, please contact

See Available Technologies


Rated a Tier 1 research university, UAH research activities span a wide array of fields. The UAH OTC has innovations available for licensing in the following categories:

  • Biotech
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Optics
  • Physical Sciences
  • Weather
  • Option Agreement
  • License Agreement
  • Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
  • Material Transfer Agreement (MTA)
  • Testing and Evaluation Agreement
  • Inter-Institutional Agreement
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  • Allocation of Rights for SBIR and STTR
  • Industrial Research Agreement

Those interested in licensing UAH technologies or assistance in the above agreements, please contact OTC at

Here is a list of featured UAH Start-Ups:

  • AdhereTech
  • GeneCapture
  • iXpressGenes
  • NestEgg
  • NextStorm
  • Obtego Cyber Inc
  • Social Media 23

Those interested in connecting with a UAH start-up company or a company currently being pre-incubated at UAH, please contact OTC at

  • Outreach and Marketing: OTC actively reaches out to industry partners and companies to promote the university's technologies and research capabilities. This includes attending industry conferences and events, participating in trade shows, and publishing marketing materials such as brochures and newsletters.
  • Technology Licensing: OTC works with industry partners to license university technologies for commercial use, providing access to the intellectual property generated by the university's research and development activities.
  • Collaborative Research: OTC teams up with industry partners to develop collaborative research projects that leverage the university's research capabilities and expertise, providing opportunities for both the university and the industry partner to benefit from the resulting intellectual property.
  • Start-up Formation: OTC works with its faculty, research, staff, and students to support the formation of spin-offs based on university owned intellectual property.
  • Technical Support: OTC provides access to technical support for industry partners and companies seeking to utilize university technologies, including access to laboratory facilities, equipment, and expertise.

By engaging with industry and companies early on, OTC can effectively promote the university's research and development capabilities and generate economic impact through technology transfer and commercialization activities. Strong relationships with industry partners and companies can also provide valuable opportunities for collaborative research and development, further enhancing the university's reputation as a leader in technology innovation. For the industry, it can also be seen as a workforce development.

UAH Resources

  • UAH Office of Sponsored Programs
  • The UAH Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) provides research administration at UAH, managing projects and contracts and ensuring research compliance. OTC works closely with OSP regarding grant and contract funding and sponsored research.
  • UAH Small Business Development Center
  • The UAH Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a member of the Alabama SBDC Network and funded partially through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBDC provides professional support at all stages of business development.
  • UAH Invention to Innovation Center
  • The UAH Invention to Innovation Center (I2C) is an on-campus entrepreneurial center that hosts incubation and co-working space and community events space.

Local and State Resources

  • ASmartPlace
  • ASmartPlace is a website sponsored by the Huntsville/Madison Chamber of Commerce that provides an economic overview of the Huntsville metropolitan area for businesses and industries to show why Huntsville is “A Smart Place” to live and work.
  • Alabama Small Business Development Center Network
  • There are 10 Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) across Alabama that provide entrepreneurs with business training and resources to start and grow their businesses. The Alabama SBDC Network is an accredited member of America’s Small Business Development Centers.
  • BIO Alabama
  • BIO Alabama promotes biotechnology innovation in Alabama by supporting biotech companies and professionals and by collaborating with public and private industry partners.
  • Huntsville/Madison Chamber of Commerce
  • The Huntsville/Madison County Alabama Chamber of Commerce overlooks the economic growth and development of the area. The Chamber furthers the economic interests of the community through coordination with prospective and existing businesses.
  • North Alabama International Trade Association
  • The North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA) is a non-profit membership organization that was established in 1983 to promote international business in the North Alabama region. NAITA offers networking, education, and training opportunities related to international trade.

Government Resources

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is a federal agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce and serves as the authority for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks.
  • United States Copyright Office
  • The U.S. Copyright Office is a part of the Library of Congress. The U.S.Copyright Office administers copyright law, manages copyright records, and provides expertise to Congress and the public.
  • United States Small Business Administration
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent cabinet-level federal agency that helps small businesses by providing financial support, advocating for small business interests, and offering entrepreneurial development.

International Resources

  • World Intellectual Property Organization
  • The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a self-funding agency of the United Nations that develops and leads the international intellectual property system.
  • European Patent Office
  • The European Patent Office (EPO) examines patent applications and grants patents in Europe.
  • AUTM
  • AUTM (previously known as the Association of University Technology Managers) is responsible for the development of university technology transfer best practices.