The Technology Commercialization Office connects business interests, sponsors, and partners to innovative solutions by capitalizing on the university’s world-renowned faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities, centers, and institutes.

The Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) is the primary resource for University of South Carolina inventors, industry partners, and entrepreneurs who share a passion for innovation.

If you are a USC inventor, our team will guide you through how to protect your invention. If you are an industry representative, we will assist you in determining the most efficient ways that your company can team up with USC researchers and use USC innovations to add value to your bottom line. If you are an entrepreneur, we provide resources on licensing USC technologies and pursuing SBIR/STTR funding. Whether you are interested in accelerating your research or transforming your industry, TCO is here to help.