Office of Research

Office of Technology Transfer

What We Do

The Office of Technology Transfer works with faculty, staff and students to educate, guide and facilitate the legal protection of intellectual property resulting from research and scholarly activities at UTPA. The office evaluates  invention disclosures filed with the office and determines the commercial viability and the patentability of the intellectual property. The office identifies strategies for legal protection and markets technology for commercialization through licensing to existing companies or by facilitating startup companies. The office encourages, promotes and supports an entrepreneurial culture on campus and works with faculty to facilitate the execution of appropriate legal instruments to encourage collaboration with the private sector.


Contact Us

Office of Technology Transfer
Research & Innovation Building 1.101
The University of Texas-Pan American
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539-2999

Phone: (956) 665-2889
Fax: (956) 665-2940

Private Sector collaboration

Private individuals and groups can use this contact form to contact the Office of Research so that we may link you with the appropriate faculty, college, or department.

Frequently Asked Questions