About the Office of Cooperative Research

Since its founding in 1982, the Yale Office of Cooperative Research (OCR) has built a significant portfolio of inventions and patents and has grown into an engine of regional economic development. Its mission is to facilitate the translation of research from Yale’s labs into products and services that benefit society. OCR is recognized as a leading force for catalyzing economic growth by identifying, counseling and nurturing early-stage technologies and guiding the transition into robust companies.


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Our Team

Connect with one of OCR’s business development experts.

Our Mission

Learn about what OCR does.

2019 Year in Review

OCR’s statistical highlights from fiscal year 2018.

Graduate and Professional Programs

Learn about our graduate and professional programs.

Technology Transfer Principles We Endorse

Yale has endorsed policies for technology transfer activities.

OCR Employee Success Stories

Take a look at where our employees have gone.

History of Yale Innovation

Browse our timeline of Yale innovators, from the 1700s to today.