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Office of Technology Innovation and Commercialization records

 Collection
Identifier: A115

Overview

The Office of Technology Innovation and Commercialization, formerly known as the Division of Technology Transfer, was formed as the result of a task force commissioned by President Richard M. Freeland in 1997. The findings of the task force emphasized the importance of research, technology transfer, and intellectual property control to "augment the intellectual contribution and stature of the University." In July 1999, the Division of Technology Transfer was created to "promote university affiliations with industry and increase the transfer of NU technology for society's use." The Division is a mediator between Northeastern faculty and researchers; the commercial market; and the national and international copyright and patent legal requirements necessary to ensure successful patenting of new inventions. The Division is concerned with research sponsorship; the capturing, protection, and licensing of new intellectual property; and the generation of income from intellectual property to increase research funding. In 2010, the Division was renamed the Office of Technology Innovation and Commercialization.

Dates

  • 1982-2004

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access:

None.

Chronology

  • 1997 Task force commissioned by President Freeland.
  • 1999 Division of Technology Transfer founded.
  • 2002 Division initiates proactive marketing involving 40 faculty members and 20 companies.
  • 2010 The Division's name changes to the Office of Technology Innovation and Commercialization.
1997
Task force commissioned by President Freeland.
1999
Division of Technology Transfer founded.
2002
Division initiates proactive marketing involving 40 faculty members and 20 companies.
2010
The Division's name changes to the Office of Technology Innovation and Commercialization.

Extent

23 cubic feet (23 containers)

System of Arrangement:

Numerical.

Physical Location

34/2-3

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

The records were transferred to the University Archives in 2002 and 2006.

Bibliography

  • "The Barnett Gazette," Spring/Summer 2001.
  • "NU Tech Talk," A115, Box 1.
Title
Finding aid for the Office of Technology Innovation and Commercialization Records
Author
Finding aid prepared by Hanna Clutterbuck and Dominique Medal
Date
September 2009
Language of description
Description Is In English

Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
92 Snell Library
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US