TechLink manages Montana State University’s Technology Transfer Office (TTO), which engages with companies and entrepreneurs to commercialize the inventions of MSU researchers, launch startup companies around these inventions, and obtain private-sector sponsorship for university research.  This supports MSU’s land-grant mission by promoting industry-relevant research and fostering economic development in the state, region, and nation.

Key TTO activities include the following:

  • Establishing license agreements to enable companies to use MSU inventions for commercial applications;
  • Managing ongoing relationships between the university and its licensees; 
  • Establishing research collaborations between industry and MSU researchers, facilitating sponsored research of interest to both parties; 
  • Serving as a major economic development arm of the university and working with Montana companies and entrepreneurs to leverage MSU resources to benefit Montana's economy.

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