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.





  • 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.

Healthcare Delivery Innovation Competition

Competition to spur creative ideas to improve health outcomes of vulnerable populations and reduce health care costs in New Jersey.

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Three $5,000 prizes

Eligible to compete for an additional $50,000 Pilot Program award.

Date: Oct. 13 & Oct. 27

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