One of the major aim of research in Science is to develop processes, devices, molecules and materials as applications which can be useful for the society. The knowledge of developed processes or devices or material for wider distribution is transferred to another group or company or industry for commercialization as it requires mass application or production. The technology transfer along with patenting helps in protecting interest of person or group of people who develop the technology. Many Government organizations and Industries have developed guidelines for transfer of technology. These guidelines vary based on their aim and financial input in the organization.
The Patent Cell of the University of Delhi helps in writing and filing the patents. The technology transfer at present can be done with the help of proposal specific committee which can be constituted by patent/ technology transfer cell or Research Council in consultation with Principal Investigator.