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Office of Technology Development

The Office of Technology Development are working remotely, but staff remain available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. The best way to contact us is via email at

The Office of Technology Development (OTD) supports IIT policies by encouraging invention and rewarding inventors, and ensures protection and control of inventions. This office will streamline the efforts of Illinois Tech to promote research faculty interactions with established companies and new ventures, and will assist in bringing intellectual property (IP) research outcomes to the marketplace for public use and benefit.

Technologies Available for Licensing - This links to non-confidential summaries of IIT owned inventions.

Illinois Tech Patent and Copyright Policy

Invention Disclosure Document - Contact Yi Zhang for instructions and additional information.

COVID-19 Invention InitiativeThis links to the initiative that fast-track IP protections and invention marketing, as well as offer time-limited, non-exclusive, royalty-free licenses to industries.

IP Analysis Tool: For faculty, staff, and students, contact OTD for patent analysis information and reports.

Contact Information

Yi Zhang, Manager
Technology Development
Phone: 312.567.3029

Pervis Colbert
Office Coordinator