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Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC)

[Formerly the Technology Development Center (TDC)]
OTC assesses, protects, and commercializes OSU innovations
  • Manage and protect OSU invented intellectual property
  • Market and License OSU innovations
  • Facilitate confidentiality (NDAs) and material transfer agreements (MTAs)
  • Provide translational research funding to advance OSU technology
Inventor's Guide to Technology Commercialization Process at OSU
Broadly speaking, technology transfer is the movement of knowledge and discoveries to the general public. It can occur through publications, educated students entering the workforce, exchanges at conferences, and relationships with industry. For TDC, technology transfer means managing patents and copyrights, licensing them to third parties, facilitating new company formation, promoting good relationships with industry, funding research with commercial potential through our gap funding program, and more recently, helping faculty, staff, and students develop mobile apps through our App Center.


Zach Miles


Zachary Miles, JD

Senior Associate Vice President, Technology and Economic Development

Executive Director, Oklahoma State University Research Foundation

Office: (405) 744-3307

Russ Hopper


Russell Hopper

Sr. Licensing Associate

Office of Technology Commercialization

Office: (405) 744-6872

Alex Valiaev


Alex Valiaev

Licensing Associate

Office of Technology Commercialization

Office: (405) 744-1450 

Jai Rajendran


Jai Hari Rajendran

Manager: Technology and Business Development

Manager: App Center

Office of Technology Commercialization

Office: (405) 744-9893

Cindy Malayer


Cindy Malayer


Office of Technology Commercialization

Office: (405) 744-5361

Michelle Munson


Michelle Munson

Executive Administrative Assistant

Office of Technology Commercialization

Office: (405) 744-6930

technology Commercialization Programs and Events



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