The Technology Transfer Offices (TTO) were born in late 1988 as structures for promoting and facilitating cooperation in R&D researchers and companies, both national and European context. Years later, by Order of February 16th, 1996, published in the BOE of February 23rd, were granted official status with the creation of an official register of TTO in the Interministerial Commission on Science and Technology.
The TTO are intermediaries in the science-technology-enterprise system, and its mission is to boost relations between actors in the system. To do OTRIs seek to identify the technological needs of socio-economic sectors and encourage technology transfer between the public and private, contributing to the implementation and commercialization of results of R&D generated in universities and centers public research.
The Technology Transfer Office (TTO) is a service of the University of Huelva attached to the Vice-chancellor of Research, Postgraduate and International Relations. Its mission is to get companies and institutions in Huelva are scientifically advanced entities, by encouraging close collaboration in R&D between researchers, enterprises, and institutions. With this purpose the Technology Transfer Office works to transfer the technology, the knowledge and the research results generated by research groups at the university to the society.
All this is done under certain values, among which are: respect, tolerance, transparency, institutional loyalty, critical thinking and social responsibility, promoting equality between men and women. Through these values, the TTO aspires to be recognized as an office that provides a professional and specialized service technology transfer, with stable and highly qualified personnel, besides formed in technology management and innovation, and management based on:
- Smooth and stable contact between universities and companies.
- The use of information technology and communication.
- The protection of research results and their exploitation through licensing or creation of spin-off (start-ups arising from the initiative of a member of the university community, based on research), as an effective way of utilization by part of the society of knowledge generated.