Submitting an Invention

Talk to us before any public disclosure that may adversely affect the patentability of an invention.

Our Process

Learn how OCR can help protect your discoveries.


Connect to Yale policies covering patents, inventors’ distribution, and copyright.


Know the policy on consulting and get advice on external consulting activities.

Collaborating with Industry

Learn about collaborating with industry to advance your research and accelerate new technologies and therapies to market.

Yale Start Ups in Formation

A new series of meetings for Yale innovators and our mentor/advisor/EIR community. 

Material Transfer Agreements

Get the details on material transfer agreements, necessary when you share materials with outside researchers.

Funding & Resources

Learn about funding opportunities.

Startup Support

Learn about resources at OCR to help you commercialize your technologies and innovative research.


Answers to all your questions about tech transfer, intellectual property, patenting, licensing, disclosures and more.

Browse Faculty Research Interests

Get connected to our faculty innovators and identify potential research partners.

Yale Accelerator for Innovation Development

Get support with preparing your science for marketization.