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CTTC bridges the gap between academia and industry by moving innovative products from the lab bench to the marketplace. We accomplish this by:

  • serving as a conduit for the transfer of promising Vanderbilt technologies to industry;
  • contributing to regional economic development by licensing locally and supporting new venture creation; and
  • encouraging greater collaboration between academia and industry.

Vanderbilt University's
Commercialization Process


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All the resources you will need to disclose an invention.

A sampling of ways we serve the Vanderbilt research community.

Vanderbilt policies that govern faculty, staff & student IP rights.

Bringing innovative medical products from laboratories to marketplace

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Peer-delivered access to innovation & entrepreneurship activities on campus.