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Technology Commercialization Alliance (TCA)

Please visit the new TCA web site at

From molecules to materials…tissue engineering to bridge engineering…transplantation to information technology…the University thrives in an entrepreneurial culture of world-class innovation. Our success comes from sharing it with the world.

The Technology Commercialization Alliance is just that -- an alliance of Resource Partners from throughout the university, all coming together to provide entrepreneurial support, education and outreach to Pitt innovators in their development of commercial innovation. It's the place to begin when it comes to commercial innovation at Pitt.

» If you're a member of Pitt's faculty, staff or student body…with an idea which you think is novel and commercially viable, the TCA will tell you what you need to begin the process, what to expect in your commercialization journey, and where to go for help with intellectual property protection, market research, prototyping, business planning and licensing, among a host of other services.

You also will find educational opportunities in entrepreneurship, business management and the business of commercialization, as well as opportunities to collaborate in multi-disciplinary research and development initiatives that bring together faculty and industry.

» If you're a member of private industry…and you're looking for novel innovations, commercial innovation partnerships, or access to labs and equipment, the TCA can guide you through the maze of resources and expertise at Pitt.

» If you're an investor…looking for the next great invention, the TCA can help you identify opportunities from within the university's portfolio of patented, cutting-edge intellectual property.

For more information, contact the TCA at (412) 624-0784 or by e-mail at

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