Technology Commercialization Office (TCO)
One university transforming the world…
At the Technology Commercialization and Knowledge Transfer Office (TCO) we serve our faculty, researchers, students, and clinicians by turning their inventions, ideas, technologies, and research into business opportunities and products that make an impact in the local and global marketplace.
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Licensing and Patents
The Licensing and Technology Assessment arm of TCO plays a crucial role in commercialization. Our teams assess, manage, and strategically place technologies into the marketplace while protecting intellectual property through patents or other unique IP protection strategies. They rely on clear milestones, shared interest and responsibility of Inventors to progress technologies forward. TCO actively engages with each college at the University, examining the technology portfolios, leveraging resources, and monitoring follow-on investment as key outcome drivers. Everything we do results in intellectual property we can license. TCO is fast, fair, and we utilize industry standard terms.
The New Venture team at TCO fuses human capital, funding, and technology to create startups. When a new technology is presented to the TCO, New Ventures provides the methodology support, answers, connections, and resources it needs to produce a viable company.
The Ideation Lab is where ideas are literally brought to life. Design and prototyping experts help an inventor further his or her concept and determine the greatest potential to maximize an invention’s value. The Ideation Lab assists with developing commercial applications through idea generation sessions that empower the “Techperts”, or inventors, to identify and discover innovative trends.
The Software Prototyping Team works to create the best prototypes out of Ohio State’s software inventions. They pride themselves on a rapid iteration and a quick turn-around. Informally dubbed “The Shop”, the team continues to work with the wide range of enterprise level and native mobile application software that are disclosed at Ohio State.
MousevilleOptimized for researchers but accessible for both animal managers and lab administrators, Mouseville is a mobile application for addressing mouse colony management.
EmeritusEmeritus connects students and educators, encourages participation and enhances interactivity. Instructors can poll classes and take attendance quickly as well as receive real-time feedback. For students, the “Binder” feature provides immediate access and viewing of course materials, one-tap email with class instructor’s addresses, access to course calendars and a mapping tool to assist locating buildings.
Total HorseBased on an existing Ohio State 4-H product called “Learning Lab Kit” that can be used for competitions in 4-H, FFA, and junior livestock breed association events. This mobile application teaches and tests knowledge of livestock and companion animals in a new, fun and engaging way.
TimeCaTA web based application developed to support time data capture for time motion studies used in healthcare and service design applications. Features include tracking of multiple users, multitasking, interruptions, inter-observer reliability assessment, task taxonomy, enhanced reporting and raw data output.
Statin TechnologyPharmacogenetic testing algorithms to determine optimum prescription and dosing of cardiovascular therapeutics.
SinusitisA medical device for sampling sinuses to distinguish bacterial infections from viral infections.
SimTech WorldA surgical and wound care platform. The need for medical simulations for ongoing certification and training as well as medical student instruction is on the rise. The platform is conceived as two primary business units. One unit is the fabrication and assembly of the simulation components based on synthetic alternatives to biological systems; skin, blood vessels, bone, blood, moulage kits and the heart. The second business unit is comprehensive simulations. The first patented model is a device that allows a student to practice when and how to use capillary refill when assaying a pediatric patient. Currently there is no device that teaches capillary refill.
Developed by Dr. William Marras, PSA is a service that conducts an analysis of an individual’s spinal condition and provides feedback for successful treatment. The analysis is based off past medical history, MRI, CAT scan, and other pertinent test results that show target problem areas in the patient’s spine. This information is then used to decide upon a plan of action for the patient that is forecasted to produce the best results.