The Spartan evergreen holly, developed by Elwin Orton, Ph.D.,(Plant Biology and Pathology) has a unique combination of characteristics including a nearly conical shape; leaves that are consumer friendly (no spines); abundant fruit; and low susceptibility to disease and insects.

Creating a Culture of Innovation
Rutgers Annual Entrepreneurship Events

Biannual Patent Award Dinner
Recognizing faculty and students for patented innovations

Prototype security key for touchscreen device communication, from the lab or Marco Gruteser, Ph.D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Jing Li’s (Material Science and Engineering) Hybrid bright light LED material coated onto a UV LED showing its illumination

WELCOME to the Office of Technology Commercialization at Rutgers also known as the OTC.


Throughout the Rutgers campuses, students and faculty are making new discoveries and creating innovations in numerous areas including agriculture, engineering, computing, physical sciences, energy, life sciences and pharmaceuticals.

At the Office of Technology Commercialization, we help our researchers solve real world problems and get products into the marketplace by protecting their innovations, fostering relations with industry, licensing technologies and forming start-up companies.





  • Registration is open for the 2014 Women Entrepreneurship SEED business plan competition. The event will be held on the Rutgers Douglas Campus on the evening of May 20th. Click Here to find out more.
  • OTC Office Hours: Have a question about an invention? Want help moving your innovation forward or just want to brainstorm about your idea? Schedule a visit with OTC during our Tuesday Office Hours.

Rutgers Office of Technology Commercialization celebrates faculty innovation.


Tuesday May 6, 2014 by invitation only from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Rutgers Club Room Faculty Dining Hall on the Livingston Campus Piscataway, New Jersey

We will be hosting our 10th Patent Award Reception to honor the hard work of Rutgers faculty who have been awarded a US patent in 2012 and 2013.