Industry Relations and Technology Transfer

About Industry Relations and Technology Transfer Office

About Industry Relations and Technology Transfer Office

The Industry Relations and Technology Transfer Office (IRTTO) is responsible for managing and commercializing the intellectual property assets of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. We advance the Center’s mission by fostering the translation of innovations for the benefit of society and promoting partnerships that further research and development.

Maximizing the impact of Fred Hutch ideas is the driving force behind our work.

IRTTO works closely with Center faculty and research staff to patent their breakthrough discoveries, facilitate scientific collaboration and material sharing, and license intellectual property to existing businesses or newly created startup companies.

Partnership is critical to our process. IRTTO is dedicated to fostering creative and productive relationships with industry, investors and entrepreneurs that have the greatest impact possible on our mission of eliminating cancer and other diseases.

These collaborations provide the public with new and useful products, provide companies with access to new technologies, and generate revenue for the Center that is reinvested in future research and shared with the inventors.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a world leader in research to prevent, detect and treat cancer and other life-threatening diseases.