Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Office

3D graphical representation of a number of Rotavirus virions set against a black background. NIAID researchers developed vaccine formulations to address the six most common forms of rotavirus. In 2005, they partnered with the Serum Institute of India Limited (SIIL), one of the largest vaccine manufacturers in the world, to produce the affordable RotaSIIL vaccines for use in developing countries.

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The Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Office (TTIPO) facilitates collaborative relationships between NIAID investigators and the broader scientific community. TTIPO staff members are experts in technology transfer and intellectual property and are NIAID’s main resource for negotiating technology transfer agreements. TTIPO also oversees and manages NIAID’s patent portfolio and licensing agreements.

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Main Areas of Focus 

To facilitate discovery and promote the commercialization of biomedical innovations for the betterment of public health.

TTIPO accomplishes its mission by doing the following:

  • Protecting intellectual property
  • Championing the development and commercialization of NIAID discoveries
  • Promoting collaborations with academia, industry, nonprofits, and government agencies
  • Negotiating agreements to support NIAID research programs
  • Providing guidance and training on intellectual property and technology transfer
  • Managing NIAID patenting and licensing activities

Model Agreements & Definitions

Model agreements are provided for reference only. Most agreements must be negotiated, approved, and signed by the Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Office (TTIPO). 


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Model Licenses & Definitions

Model licenses are provided for reference only. Most licenses must be negotiated, approved, and signed by the Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Office (TTIPO). 


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Technology Development Licensing & Collaboration Opportunities

NIAID is seeking statements of capability or interest from parties interested in collaborative research in various areas.


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Identify Collaboration Opportunities

Scientific collaborations are essential to any research program. Collaborations occur when scientists in different laboratories, including intramural scientists at NIAID, work together to move their research forward by investigating common research questions and sharing resources and information.


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Technology Transfer Fellowship Program

NIAID offers a technology transfer fellowship program to provide opportunities to qualified candidates in the exciting and expanding career field known as technology transfer. The program enables individuals to complement their science, business, and/or legal background with experience in technology transfer.


Read more about the technology transfer fellowship program
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