What is a TLO

A technology licensing organization (TLO) is a corporation, which obtains patents for university researchers’ research results and licenses out those technologies to private companies, serving as an “intermediary” between industry and universities. It plays the core part of academia-industry cooperation as a driving force of the “cycle of intellectual creation” where new businesses are created by technology licensing and part of the resulting profits is returned to the universities as research funds to further activate research at universities.

Outline of TLO Operations